‘Hosokawa-nioi’ (Hosokawa incense). Locally, one of the rarest and most deliciously fragrant of the Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherries). The only specimen yet identified in Vancouver was planted between two ‘Tai Haku’ along Burrard Street in Seaforth Peace Park some 50 years ago. This upright, spreading cherry, which is named for the Japanese samurai clan Hosokawa, produces loose clusters of large, white flowers on long, sturdy pedicels in early April. Each flower has five narrow petals, and at its centre, a boss of prominent stamens with three or more small, flag-like petaloids (incomplete petals).