Somei Yoshino is a variety that represents Japan’s cherry blossoms, and is said to occupy 80% of the whole. It is a flower that symbolizes Japan, but it is not a native species since ancient times, but a horticultural species, and many of them are planted in various parts of the country during the period of high economic growth (1954-1973). All of them are clones grown by grafting from one tree. Therefore, every spring, it blooms simultaneously at the same time. In addition, because it is a clone, it will be transmitted to other trees when a single disease suffers from a disease without resistance. This infection has been confirmed in various parts of Japan, and measures are urgently needed.
Although not well known in Japan, it looks just like an almond flower.