Sakuras will decorate a blossoming Petržalka. The Japanese trees with pink flowers will stand on Republic Square (Námestie Republiky) and Nobel’s Square (Nobelovo Námestie).
The city borough is among the municipal areas that have received these trees as a gift on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of bilateral relations between Slovakia and Japan.
“It is the species Prunus serrulate ‘Kanzan’ that is known for pink flowers,” the borough wrote on Facebook. “Small bronze-colored leaves will appear shortly after the flowers.”
Similarly, as in the case of other ornamental sakura, the Kanzan species has pistils and stamens replaced by petals. Thus the flowers are sterile and do not bear any fruits.