Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Benigasa' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Benigasa'

Selected in 1961 by Mr Masatoshi Asari from seedlings of a natural hybrid produced from P. lannesiana cv. Fasciculata x unidentified P lannesiana cultivar.

The flowers resemble ‘Fugenzo’ but is much improved. Forms an umbrella-shaped tree.  

Manual of Japanese Flowering Cherries No. 71.


  • Opposite Holly Cross; compartment 70; square H7; tag 4168. Planted in 2011.