10 interesting facts about Sakura (cherry blossoms)

There are more than 600 varieties of sakura in Japan, the most popular variety is the Somei-yoshino (染井吉野) Somei-yoshino (染井吉野) was largely cultivated during the Edo Period. Its blossoms have 5 petals and are mainly white with a tinge of pink, which makes it especially spectacular during its peak blooming period. Most sakura have 5 petals but…

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