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Someiyoshino (染井吉野), or Yoshino Cherry, are the most popular kind of cherry blossoms in Japan, accounting for 80–90% of all cherry blossoms in the country

Someiyoshino is actually a relatively new cultivar. It is an artifical crossing of *oshimazakura* and *edohigan*, thought to have originated around 1720–1735 in Edo (Tokyo).

In the late Edo period, they were grown mainly in the village of Somei, Edo. They called the blossoms *yoshinozakura*, but in 1900 they were renamed *someiyoshino*.