The Cambridge cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus) belongs to Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a small deciduous tree that is native to the Yangtze River basin in China. It has been cultivated in various places since ancient times and came to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji era (about 150 years ago). The tree will be about 3-4 m in height. It has aerial roots, with branches bundled from the root. The leaves are ovate to long-ovate with irregular doubly serrations on the edges. The white to pink flowers come in March to April. It has long stamens, a cup-shaped calyx, and a lot of hair on the pedicel. The fruits are edible. In China, it is also called "Chinese cherry", also known as "Karami-zakura" in Japan.