Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Hokusai' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Hokusai'

Prunus 'Hokusai'

A medium tree to 5m, upright and vase-shaped when young but spreading with age.

The flowers are large, semi-double, pale pink and highly scented. The young foliage is bronze-coloure, turning gree over summer and yellow in the autumn.

It is an old cultivar introduced by Collingwood Ingram and named after a well-known Japanese artist.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One by the Covert; square I7; tag 4044; planted 2008
  • One in the Memorial Garden; square K11; tag 4205; planted 2012.