Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Hiyodori-zakura' (Sato-zakura Group)

[Syn: Prunus serrulata f. longipedunculata Miyoshi 1916]

 Prunus 'Hiyodori-zakura'

The Hiyodori is a noisy thrush-like Japanese bird. The cherry is rarely seen. Name appears first in 1695.

It is a narrow vase-like tree c.4 m high. Pubescent peduncles and pedicels. Forms in the heart of its flower a second storey flower that only opens days after the main flower.


  • One by Lindsay T Block; compartment 33B; square K9; tag 4036. Planted in 2008.