Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Beni-yutaka' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Beni-yutaka'

Prunus 'Beni-yutaka' Mr Masatosi Asari selected in 1961 a cherry with deep red double flowers from seedlings of a hybrid between a double-flowered cherry and Prunus 'Matsumae-ryuun-in-beni-yae'. Introduced to the UK in 1995.

Medium-size, vase-shaped tree to 5m bearing huge clusters of highly fragrant, large, white semi-double pink flowers with a darker centre; late spring - early summer. Foliage turns orange and crimson in the autumn.

Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One specimen on the ringroad (illustrated); compartment 58b; square N5; tag 4153. Planted in 2002.
  • One specimen between running track and boundary wall; compartment 56K; square G4-H3; tag 4104. Planted in 2009.