Prunus incisa

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Prunus incisa
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Prunus incisa [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus[2]
Species: P. incisa
Binomial name
Prunus incisa
Thunb.

Prunus incisa, the Fuji cherry,[2] 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'.[3] It is in the ornamental section Pseudocerasus of the cherry subgenus Cerasus of the Prunus genus. Ma et al. classified it in a group with Prunus nipponica.[4]

cultivar 'Kojo-no-Mai'

'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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cirrus Digital: Fuji Cherry Prunus incisa
  2. ^ a b GRIN taxonomy of plants, entry for Prunus incisa
  3. ^ More, D. & J. White. (2003) Cassell's Trees of Britain & Northern Europe. London:Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 535
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Royal Horticultural Society: Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai