Zierkirsche

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Zierkirsche or Ornamental Cherry Trees

Zierkirsche is the German word for the ornamental cherry tree or the cherry blossom tree. Zierkirsche is more commonly associated with the Japanese cherry blossom tree in present day times.

Zierkirsche in Japan
Zierkirsche in Japan

However, Zierkirsche are also in other parts of the world like China and Korea, where they grow naturally.

The scientific word for Zierkirsche is prunus serrulate. Due to selective breeding, the Zierkirsche do not have many actual cherry fruits on the trees that mature fully and they are merely full of colorful cherry blossoms on the branches. The Zierkirsche is primarily aesthetically ornamental in its purpose. In simple words, they are awe strikingly beautiful!

Japan receives an estimated 63 million travelers visiting the amazing Zierkirsche each year. In the Kii Mountains in Yoshino, Kansai, Japan, Zierkirsche season begins in late March and ends in early April.

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Yes, the window of opportunity to see the Zierkirsche is very minimal lasting only around a week. Some Zierkirsche have blossoming periods at different times, however, they are usually within the spring season each year. This short period of time brings Japan an estimated $2.7 billion dollars to Japan because of the amazing Zierkirsche, according to studies from Kansai Universtiy.

Zierkirsche
Zierkirsche

Historically, Japan has developed many varieties of Zierkirsche through selective breeding. Several wild species are scrupulously selected and through complicated cross-breeding of these selected wild species a new variety is formed. This process was continued systematically to come up with all the species we have today in the present.

Zierkirsche
Zierkirsche

We present you with the ten most popular or common Zierkirsche below:

 1.            Somei Yoshino  

Somei Yoshino
Somei Yoshino

2.            Edo Higan   

Edo Higan
Edo Higan

3.            Yamazakura  

Yamazakura  
Yamazakura  

4.            Oshima Sakura

Oshima Sakura
Oshima Sakura

5.            Kanzakura

Kanzakura
Kanzakura

6.             Kanhizakura

Kanhizakura
Kanhizakura

7.             Kanzan

Kanzan
Kanzan

8.            Oyamazakura  

Oyamazakura
Oyamazakura

9.            Ukonzakura

Ukonzakura
Ukonzakura

10.          Kawazu Sakura

Kawazu Sakura
Kawazu Sakura

In conclusion, Zierkirsche is the German word for ornamental cherry trees or cherry blossom trees. Zierkirsche is commonly associated with the Japanese cherry blossom trees in present day times. However, Zierkirsche are also in other parts of the world like China and Korea, where they grow naturally. Japan attracts millions of travelers to visit these Zierkirsche each year which also brings in millions of dollars of revenue to Japan.

Zierkirsche in Japan
Zierkirsche in Japan  
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