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Further Information and links
Information on Flowering Cherries is scattered through the literature. Most gardening books only list a few of the commoner varieties. If you have other suggestions let us know and we will add them to the list.
- The Flower Association of Japan(1983) Manual of Japanese Flowering Cherries. The Flower Association of Japan, Tokyo. [English translation from Japanese – this is the primary authority for nomenclature and description of the Japanese cultivars]
- Kuitert, A. with Peterse, I. (1999) Japanese Flowering Cherries. Timber Press, Oregon. [The most up-to-date comprehensive survey]
- Kelly, J. (2004) The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs. David and Charles, Newton Abbott. [The encyclopaedic UK guide]
- Chadbund, G. (1973) Flowering Cherries. Collins, London.
- Ingram, C. (1948) Ornamental Cherries. Country Life, London.
- Bean, W.J. (1970-80) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isle (8th ed). John Murray, London.
- RHS Plant Finder (published annually).
- Kawasaki, T. (1994) Flowering Cherries of Japan. Yama-Kei Publications, Tokyo. [Wholly in Japanese except for Latin names for cultivars - beautifully illustrated and thus useful for confirming identities]
In addition, a couple of specialist taxonomic publications from the USA have proved useful:
- Wilson, E.H. (1916) The Cherries of Japan. Publications of the Arnold Arboretum, No. 7 (30th March), Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Jefferson, R.M. & Wain, K.K. (1984) The Nomenclature of Cultivated Japanese Flowering Cherries (Prunus); The Sato-zakura Group. US Department of Agriculture, National Arboretum Contribution No. 5, Washington, D.C.
- The Matsumae Cherries
- Paul Russell 1934 Ornamental Flowering Cherries; United States department of Agriculture.