Prunus campanulata

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Taiwan cherry
Prunus campanulata blossoms
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Species: P. campanulata
Binomial name
Prunus campanulata

Cerasus campanulata (Maxim.) A.Vassiliev[2]

Prunus campanulata is a species of cherry native to Taiwan, widely grown as an ornamental tree, and a symbol of Nago, Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. It is variously known in English as the Taiwan cherry,[3] Formosan cherry, or bellflower cherry. It was described in 1883 by Carl Johann Maximowicz.[1]

Invasive species[edit]

The tree is an invasive plant species in the Northland Region of New Zealand. It is illegal to distribute, sell or propagate the plant or distribute soil, gravel etc. that contain the seeds or other parts of the plant.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Plant Name Details for Prunus campanulata". IPNI. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Plant Name Details for Cerasus campanulata". IPNI. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". 
  4. ^ "Northland Pest Management Strategy" (PDF). Northland Regional Council. Retrieved 12 August 2010.