Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki'

Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki'

Trade name - Chocolate Ice. Raised/selected by Masatoshi Asari in Hokkaido, Northern Japan and introduced to th UK in 2000. Large single to semi-double flowers, white with a faint pink flush. Eventually forms an umbrella-shaped tree. Young foliage is a deep bronze.

Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One specimen by the ringroad; compartment 58b; square N5, tag 4146. Planted in 2002.
  • One opposite the running track 56k; tag 4111. Planted at Keele in 2009.