|'Taoyama' is a cultivar with semi-double shell pink flowers, up to 20 petals. The new growth is deeply bronze and the growth habit is informal and rounded, 20 feet height and width. Rounded to horizontal, deciduous tree with beautiful, coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and tapered to 4 inches long, turning yellow in the fall. White flowers are bowl-shaped to 3/4 inch across, solitary or in groups of 2 to 4, borne as leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by ovoid cherry-like fruit, 1/2 inch long.
Favorite cultivars include 'Kwanzan' which has double, pink, rose-like blossoms, 'Amanogawa', a mid-season bloomer with semi-double, light pink flowers, 'Tai Haku', a white flowerer with the largest blooms of any fowering cherry.