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Omura Cherry

Omura Cherry

基本情報

Place Omura Park
Best time to see Early to mid April
Description Omura Cherry Trees at Omura Shrine are standing in front of the main building of the shrine, which is located at the site of Kushima Castle.
Sotoyama Saburo discovered a new type of cherry trees in 1941, announced the trees as a new kind, and named them "Omura Cherry Trees." Later, the trees are designated as the National Natural Monument in 1967, followed by the designation as Omura City flower in 1972 at the city's 30 anniversary.
This cherry is unique in its double-flowering characteristic: A flower has lots of petals and sepals, usually 10 sepals (rather than normal flowers with 5 sepals), and at least 60 petals, or it could be as many as 200 petals. The flower is maroon in buds, and pink in full bloom. The beauty and nobleness of the trees are praised as one of the most gorgeous cherry trees.
Currently there are 2000 cherry trees at Omura Park, including 300 Omura Cherry Trees planted around Omura Shrine. The noble blossoms start blooming after Yoshino cherry blossoms.

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