Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus incisa 'Praecox'

Prunus incisa 'Praecox'

A cultivar of Prunus incisa with white flowers in early spring and orange-red autumn foliage. The word 'praecox' means 'precocious' which alludes to its early flowering. Indeed, we have seen it flowering in November.


  • One specimen by Chancellor's Building car-park; compartment 49b, square L6; tag 4028. Planted in 2002.
  • One on bank between Church Plantation houses and running track; compartment 56J; square G6/H6; tag 4078. Planted in 2008.