Flower of the Day: Shogetsu

Shogetsu cherry tree in spring
“Shogetsu” cherry tree

 

Although the tag on this tree showed a tree fully covered with light pink flowers, mine are mostly all white.  The Shogetsu is the last cherry tree to bloom in m yard and is covered with white (and a few pale pink) blossoms that are just breathtaking against a spring-blue sky.  In autumn the leaves turn later than others as well, turning a gold after most have already dropped their leaves.  The blooms are so delicate – it is a joy to watch when one of those gusts of wind we get in the spring causes a rainshower of white blossoms to sail on the wind.

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