Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Accolade'

Prunus 'Accolade'

Prunus 'Accolade'

Prunus 'Accolade' An English hybrid between P. sargentii and a form of P. x subhirtella from Knaphill nurseries in 1952 from seeds received from the Arnold Arboretum, USA.

It has profuse semi-double pale pink flowers 30-40mm in diameter in clusters of 3 with deep pink buds. They open in April and cover the tree like a pink cloud. The leaves are toothed, bright green turning orange-red in the autumn.

It forms an open-topped tree growing up to 6-7m high by 6-7m wide and is quite hardy.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993, recoinfirmed 2012.


  • One specimen on Cherry Tree Walk behind the Chapel; Compartment 42b; Square L7; Tag 4005. Planted in 2002.