Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Hanagasa' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Hanagasa'

A small to medium-sized tree to 5m. The branches become pendulous with age. The flowers are large double, pale to mid-pink with a green centre on long stems. The leaves start off a coppery colour before turning green and then yellowish in autumn.

It is a new introduction to the UK in 2000, raised by Masatosi Asari in Japan. Originally listed as 'Matsumae-hanagasa', it is sold under the trade name of "Pink Parasol".

Location

One by Chuch Plantation flats; tag 4246. Planted 2012.