Prunus incisa

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Prunus incisa
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Prunus incisa [1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus subg. Cerasus
P. incisa
Binomial name
Prunus incisa

Prunus incisa, the Fuji cherry,[3] is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, which gets its scientific name from the deep incisions on the leaves. A dainty slow-growing, early white-flowering cherry, this century-old cultigen from Hondo, Japan 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]

The following cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:[6]

  • 'The Bride'[7]
  • 'Kojo-no-mai'[8]
  • 'Oshidori'[9]
  • Prunus incisa f. yamadei[10]
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.[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cirrus Digital: Fuji Cherry Prunus incisa
  2. ^ Pollard, R.P.; Rhodes, L.; Maxted, N. (2020). "Prunus incisa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T50475511A174151190. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T50475511A174151190.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  3. ^ "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. doi:10.21273/JASHS.134.4.435.
  6. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Prunus incisa 'The Bride'". RHS. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Prunus incisa 'Ko-jo-no-mai'". RHS. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Prunus incisa 'Oshidori'". RHS. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Prunus incisa f. yamadei". RHS. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  11. ^ Royal Horticultural Society: Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai Archived 2013-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Prunus incisa 'Kojo-No-Mai' (Flowering Cherry)".

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