|Prunus incisa |
Prunus incisa, the Fuji cherry, gets its scientific name from the deep incisions on the leaves. A dainty slow-growing, early white-flowering cherry, it is a century-old cultigen from Hondo, Japan. It is highly regarded as an ornamental but the wood has no industrial value. It is hardy to -20 °C, and crossed with Prunus speciosa, has yielded the cultivar Prunus 'Umineko'. It is in the ornamental section Pseudocerasus of the cherry subgenus Cerasus of the genus Prunus. Ma et al. classified it in a group with Prunus nipponica.
'Kojo-no-Mai' is a cultivar suitable for the very small garden, as with judicious pruning it can be kept to a maximum size of 1.5–2 m (5–7 ft). In a large pot it will produce a dome of twiggy growth, and has the added bonus of brilliant autumn colour.
- Cirrus Digital: Fuji Cherry Prunus incisa
- Pollard, R.P., Rhodes, L. & Maxted, N. (2016). Prunus incisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T50475511A50475515. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T50475511A50475515.en. Downloaded on 21 October 2018.
- "Prunus incisa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- More, D.; White, J. (2003). Cassell's Trees of Britain & Northern Europe. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 535. ISBN 0304361925.
- Ma, Hongmei; Olsen, Richard; Pooler, Margaret (2009). "Evaluation of Flowering Cherry Species, Hybrids, and Cultivars Using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers". Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134 (4): 435–444.
- Royal Horticultural Society: Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai Archived 2013-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
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