Re: Sunset Prunus Sato-zakura Group 'Ichiyo', my favourite cherry, and it didn't even have an entry in this forum. These are Douglas Justice's photos of two 'Ichiyo' that bloomed mid April in 2007, and a week later in 2009. These trees are usually fairly large, dense, and healthy-looking. Blossoms are double pale pink or peachy if caught before they start fading to almost white, and they hang 3-4 together on drooping corymbs. Leaves emerge bronze green, but they seem to go green quite quickly, more so usually than on Shirofugens. They look similar to 'Shirofugen', but they bloom a few weeks earlier and have fewer petals in the flowers, and maybe slightly shorter stems. Are they always planted in pairs??