‘Shirotae’ (Mount Fuji cherry). This very broad-spreading Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherry) usually blooms in mid April when the fresh green leaves are nearly fully developed. Borne profusely on long stalks, the large, pure white, double flowers are deliciously fragrant. The broad, attractive leaves are bright green and have hair-like tips on the marginal teeth. Unfortunately, its wide-spreading branches are prone to injury in tight spaces, and this renders ‘Shirotae’ somewhat disease prone.