Prunus nipponica var. kurilensis

Prunus nipponica var. kurilensis - Japanese alpine or Kurile cherry

One essential feature of Japanese gardens is the flowering cherry tree. But the characteristic ornamental cherries used in Japanese gardens are not hardy in Finland, so alternatives are more than welcome. The Kurile cherry is one of the smallest and hardiest. It flowers in early May with faintly pink, almost white blossoms. Another colour show occurs in autumn when the leaves take on brilliant orange shades.