Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Ariake'

Prunus 'Ariake'

Prunus 'Ariake' A funnel-shaped tree to 7 m high with large single to semi-double pure white flowers when opened from slightly pinkish buds.

Flowers in clusters of 4-7; 5.5 cm dia., flat saucer-shaped, fragrant, occurring in great profusion. Flowering period early-April to early May.

Very hardy in standing cold and exposure well.


  • Bottom of Cherry Tree Walk; Compartment 44D; Square M7; Tag 4020. Planted in 2008 in memory of Dawn Smith.