The Flowering plum (Prunus triloba) belongs to Rosaceae (the Rose family). It is a small deciduous tree that is distributed in east-central to northeastern China and parts of Russia. It grows in forests and thickets, reaching 2-3 m in height. The branches are well branched and elongated. The leaves of short branches are often borne in bunches, and those of the previous year's branches are alternate. The pink flowers, 3.5 cm in diameter, bloom from April to May before the leaves develop. The Japanese name is derived from the leaf shape, which resembles a "Manchurian elm" of the elm family. It is also known as "Siberian cherry" in Japan. In Chinese, it is called "楡葉梅" (yu ye mei). Single-flowered and double-flowered garden varieties are cultivated for ornamental use in the garden.