‘Ojochin’ (large lantern). This is an old (late 1600s) Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherry) cultivar noted or its large, somewhat inflated, lantern-like flower buds and leaves with bristle-tipped marginal teeth. Buds open lazily to display drooping five-petaled flowers of the lightest pink. The flowers eventually fade in colour and flatten out to 5.5 or 6 cm across. Extra petaloids (incomplete petals) can be seen in some flowers and there are always a few leaves that have rounded tips, rather than the long-pointed tips of the typical cherry tree leaf. Only a single specimen of this cultivar—an older tree at the Japanese Memorial in Stanley Park— has been identified in the Vancouver area.

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