I would like to know what flowering plants I could expect to bloom between the dates of January 15 and February 10 on the island of Honshu in Japan, specifically in the areas near Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Tokyo.
Most of the following plants are normally blooming this time of the year.
Prunus × subhirtella, thought to be a natural hybrid or a very old bred hybrid, from Japan. The two most common cultivar of this are Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis’ and the pink flowered Prunus × subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ These beauties start blooming in fall and bloom through out winter. They have a great fragrance which is only noticed on warm days. Winter Flowering Cherry
Mahonia x media that also bloom from fall through out winter. There are a few different cultivars like the tall Mahonia x media 'Charity', Mahonia × media ‘Arthur Menzies’ & Mahnoia x media 'Winter Sun'. Mahonia x media
Hellebores, the early Hellebore niger should still be blooming and Hellebore orientalis may have started. There are also other Hellebore species and hybrids.Hellebore
Witch hazel Hamamelis mollis & Hamamelis x intermedia both bloom in January and February. Hamamelis
Skimmia japonica which is a winter blooming flower, popular varieties are 'Rubinetta', 'Rubella', & 'Fragrant Cloud'Skimmia
Flowering Plums Prunus × blireana & Prunus cerasifera may have begun to flower, depending on the winter. Popular varieties include 'Thundercloud' and 'Pissardii' Flowering Plums