Prunus serrulata 'Taoyame'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Prunus serrulata ‘Taoyame’

About Prunus serrulata 'Taoyame'

Scions of this variety were sent from Japan in 1929 from a tree near the Hirano Shrine in Kyoto. Soft pink semidouble flowers contrast with a deeper pink on the backs and edges of the petals. Early leaves of a rich purplish-brown tone act as a foil to unfolding blossoms. Taoyame translates as "attractive woman."

Stages of Bloom

Taoyame Pre Bloom Taoyame First Bloom Taoyame Peak Bloom Taoyame Post Bloom
Pre Bloom First Bloom Peak Bloom Post Peak

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