Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Daikoku' (Sato-zakura Group)

[Syn; P. serrulata ‘Daikoku’, ‘Kurama’]


Prunus 'Daikoku'

Introduced from Japan in 1899, described in the RHS Journal in 1916. ‘Daikoku’ translates as ‘one of the gods of fortune and happiness’. 

It is a stiff narrow vase-shaped tree to 7 m high, robust growth.

Flowers late April to mid May. Double pure pink flowers 5.0 to 5.5 cm dia (resemble flowers of P. ‘Pink Perfection’). Clusters of 3 to 5 flowers. Flowers open flat, 34 - 36 petals per flower.

Young foliage is green, slightly bronzy.


  • one by boundary wall opposite running track; compartment 56K; square G4-H3; tag 4095. Planted in 2008.
  • One by Lindsay T Block; compartment 33A; square K9; tag 4040. Planted in 2008.