Find out more about the cherry tree below.
Scientific name: Prunus sp.
What3Words location: slowly.glove.master
Maximum height: 30 metres
Lives for: up to 60 years
In Japan the cherry tree is a symbol of renewal, especially as the financial year and school year both start in April, when the trees blossom. Families and friends in Japan gather for festivities when the trees are in bloom to enjoy the transient beauty of the flowers, a tradition known as ‘hanami’.