japanese plum tree

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Together by Eriko

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三天神社の一つ、
鎌倉の荏柄天神社。
もう梅の花が咲き始めていました。
鎌倉で最も早咲きだそうな。

境内は、
合格祈願の子供達や絵馬でいっぱい。
ちょうどそういう季節なんですね。
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Ume (Japanese plum) trees are blooming in Egaraten-jinja shrine, Kamakura.
Spring has been coming gradually :-)
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(01/23/2017)

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Upon planning to post this and wishing to verify my knowledge of this particular tree, I find that it is most likely NOT the Japanese plum I was told (by an arborist) that it was (at least Google seems to say that it isn’t), so where does that leave me?

The older leaves on it are entirely dark green, the newer ones have bright pink edging that makes it appear like the tree is flowering b/c they give it color (though it doesn’t flower) and it produces no fruit, but odd little seed pods instead.

Any ideas? I’ll tag it Japanese Plum to see if anyone will correct me.

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湯島の梅 1 by Neconote
Via Flickr:
Japanese plum tree at Yushima-temmmangu