You might say ‘Pieris’ in English.
Asebi means drunkard horse in Japanese Kanji.
When I was young, my mother said, “if horses eat this tree’s leaves, horses will get drunk. “
Animals don’t try to eat this tree’s leaves.
By the way, now there are a lot of cherry trees bloom in Japan.
But every year I don’t have any time to see them. When I try to see cherry trees bloom, it is too late.