Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Matsumae-beni-higoromo'

(Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Matsumae-beni-higoromo'

Prunus 'Matsumae-beni-higoromo'

Raised by Mr Masatoshi Asari in 1961 by hybridizing Prunus nipponica with a Prunus serrulata cultivar. A beautiful cultivar with red buds and red just before the flowers  open. The Japanese name is literally ‘Matsumae-Red-Scarlet-Robe’. It was grown at the Matsumae-Cherry Tree Collection in Hokkaido.

Location

  • One below Firs Hill; Compartment 25a; Square M10; Tag 4182. This was planted in 2011 in memory of Dr Hans Liebeck.  
  • One by the ring road; Compartment 55A; Square J7; Tag 4161. Planted in 2011.