Saturday, January 15, 2022

Cherry blossom (桜, sakura) tree is Japan's unofficial national flower

The cherry blossom (桜, sakura) seems to be Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries. It is important for Japan. There are many interesting dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a few days in spring. The sakura trees are also now found in over 20 other countries around the world, from Europe to South America, apart from Japan.

Fascinating Facts About The Cherry Blossom:

The custom of the so-called cherry blossom season is believed to have been started somewhere between 710-749, in the Nara Period.

The cherry blossoms in Japan symbolize clouds because they bloom in small bunches bundled together. They are also a so-called symbol of the nature of life.

You could see gorgeous cherry blossom trees in the city of Vienna, in Austria. The sakura season in the city usually starts in mid-March and lasts until mid-April. However, due to the colder temperatures in this region, the cherry blossoms tend to make their arrival and departure quickly.

A cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus or Prunus subg. Cerasus. They are also known as Japanese cherry and sakura. They generally refer to ornamental cherry trees, importantly not to be confused with cherry trees that produce fruit for eating.

Wild species of cherry tree are really widely distributed mainly in the Northern hemisphere.

It is considered that the culture of viewing cherry blossoms and the production of cultivars have developed historically in the country of Japan.

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