AT ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE IN MAYNOOTH
Cherry blossom is everywhere in Maynooth, especially on campus.
Japanese cherry blossom or sakura are cherry trees, Prunus serrulata, and their blossoms. The cherry fruit is from a different species of tree.
Cherry trees are a symbol of spring for Japanese people. The word Sakura can also be used as a name for women. The traditional custom of Hanami or Flower viewing involves visiting places where sakura are blooming. Japanese people love cherry blossoms, but they are not the national flower in Japan. Someiyoshino is the most famous type of sakura.
There are about 400 different types of cherry trees. They mutate easily.
Most of the flowers are white or pink with five petals.