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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese NameEnglish NameLatin NameNative Habitat
akamatsu Japanese red pine Pinus densiflora  
arakashi Blue Japanese oak Quercus glauca  
bakuchi-no-ki 'Gambling Tree' Prunus zippeliana southern Japan 
biwa Loquat Eriobotrya japonica in a village by a stream 
cha, cha-no-ki Tea Camellia sinensis (formerly Thea sinensis) sub-tropical China and Himalayas 
gyomatsu Japanese white pine Pinus pentyphylla  
hiirage Holly osmanthus Osmanthus ilicifolius  
hinoki Hinoki cypress, white cedar Chamaecyparis obtusa deep mountains 
ichii (also onko, araragi) Japanese Yew Taxus cuspidata  
icho; ichô Ginkgo/Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba  
inugaya (also aburagaya) Japanese Plum-Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia  
isu no ki Isu tree Dystylium racemosum or Distylium racemosum  
kaido Crabapple Malus sp.  
kaki Japanese Persimmon Diospyros kaki  
kakuremino  Dendropanax trifidus  
karatachi, kikoku Japanese Bitter Orange/ Trifoliate Orange Poncirus trifoliata  
kashiwagi  Quercus dentata deep mountains 
katsura Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum  
kaya Japanese Torreya Torreya nucifera  
keyaki zelkova Zelkova serrata  
kiri Royal Paulownia Paulownia tomentosa deep mountains of Honshu and Kyushu 
kobushi Kobus Magnolia Magnolia kobus Japan 
konara konara Quercus serrata  
kunugi sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima  
kuri Chestnut Castanea crenata in a village, along a stream valley 
kuroganemochi  Ilex rotunda  
kuromatsu Japanese black pine Pinus thunbergii  
kusu no ki, nioi no ki Camphor Tree Cinnamomum camphora deep mountains 
maki (also inu-maki, kusa-maki, rakan-maki) Yew Podocarpus, Longleaf Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus deep mountains 
matsu Pine Pinus spp. almost any dry habitat 
mayumi euonymus Euonymus sieboldianus in hills or along steam beds 
mikan (also unshu, koshi) tangerine Citrus unshiu in a village alongside a stream 
mochi no ki  Ilex integra  
mokusei, ginmokusei Sweet osmanthus Osmanthus fragrans  
momi Japanese Fir Abies firma mountain side 
momiji (also kaede, keikanboku) Japanese Maple Acer palmatum deep mountains; village 
momo Peach Prunus persica village 
nagi Nagi Podocarpus Podocarpus nagi deep mountains 
nashi Asian pear Pyrus culta spp. hills, fields, stream valley, or village sites 
nioi no ki, nikkei Cinnamon tree Cinnamomum sieboldii deep mountains 
sakaki, eurya Sakaki Cleryera japonica, Sakakia ochnacea, Eurya ochnacea  
sakura Flowering Cherry Prunus spp. alpine sites, forested hills 
sarusuberi Crepe myrtle Lagerstroemia indica  
sawara Sawara cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera  
shii-no-ki, sudajii Japanese Chinquapin Castonopsis cuspidata deep mountains, central and southern Japan 
shikimi Japanese anise tree Illicium religiosum  
sotetsu Japanese sago palm Cycas revoluta southern Japan only 
sugi, awasugi Cryptomeria, cedar Cryptomeria japonica deep mountains 
tachibana mandarin orange Citrus tachibana in a village alongside a stream 
tarayo Lusterleaf holly Ilex latifolia  
t˘hi, nikk˘-momi, tohi, nikko-momi Hondo Spruce Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis  
tsuge, hon-tsuge Box, Box Tree, Boxwood Buxus macrophylla, Buxus microphylla, Buxus sempervirens  
ubamegashi  Quercus phillyraeoides  
ume, mume Japanese plum Prunus mume (Sieb.) China, Korea, Taiwan; mountains, village or valley 
yamazakura mountain cherry Prunus denarium var. spontanea  
yamazakura wild cherry Prunus jamasakura deep mountains 
yanagi Willow Salix , spp., esp. babylonica marsh, river, pond/lake shore 
yuzu Yuzu Citrus junos in a village alongside a stream 
yuzuriha Daphniphyllum; Yuzuriha Daphniphyllum macropodum deep mountains 
zakuro pomegranate Punica granatum in a village near stream valley 




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