Yokihi’. A Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherry) known from before 1700 from Nara, Japan. This compact, umbrella-shaped tree is rare in Vancouver, but when in bloom, entirely beguiling (like its namesake, a woman of famed beauty from the Chinese Imperial Court). The flowers are fully double and similar to ‘Ito-kukuri’ in their tightly clustered habit and subtle pink-and-ivory colouring, but the individual flowers are smaller, about 4 cm diameter, with the heart of each blossom more open and often reddening before falling.