Oshima-zakura (Oshima cherry). Hailing primarily from the volcanic islands around Oshima Island and the Tokyo area, this wild tree—botanically, Prunus speciosa—is thought to be a parent of a number of Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherries), in particular, those known for white, fragrant flowers. The Oshima-zakura trees planted in Vancouver are typically umbrella-shaped, with pure white, five-petaled flowers that smell deliciously of almonds. The broad leaves are bright green and have hair-like tips on the marginal teeth.