‘Fudan-zakura’. A very rare, unusual Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherry) known since the early 19th century and celebrated for its habit of producing flowers at almost any time over the winter and spring (the name means “cherry without interruption”). Locally, this cultivar generally flowers all at once in early March, at the same time as the leaves are emerging coppery brown. The small single white flowers are backed by reddish calyces and open from soft pink buds. When developing during cold weather, the pedicels (flower stalks) are usually exceptionally short and the flowers tightly held on the branches. A small tree with a rounded crown known in Vancouver from only one or two individuals.