Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus cyclamina

Prunus cyclamina

A native to China, preferring to grow at 1000–1300 m above sea level. It has prolific, attractive pale pink flowers that bloom early and outlast many later-blooming cherries. It is a sturdy tree, usually 5 to 10 m tall. Its bark is a dark purplish‑brown with prominent lenticles. Young spring leaves are an attractive bronze color.


  • One by the ring-road next to Keele Hall, square N9, compartment 28, tag 4247. Planted 2012.