Prunus incisa

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Prunus incisa
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Prunus incisa [1]
Scientific classification
P. incisa
Binomial name
Prunus incisa

Prunus incisa, the Fuji cherry,[3] 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'.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ Cirrus Digital: Fuji Cherry Prunus incisa
  2. ^ Pollard, R.P., Rhodes, L. & Maxted, N. (2016). Prunus incisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T50475511A50475515. Downloaded on 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Prunus incisa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ More, D.; White, J. (2003). Cassell's Trees of Britain & Northern Europe. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 535. ISBN 0304361925.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Royal Horticultural Society: Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai Archived 2013-02-08 at the Wayback Machine