Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

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

Prunus 'Matsumae-hyazaki'

Also called Prunus 'Kechimyaku-zakura'. Named by Professor Yasaka Hayashi as 'Matsumae-hayazaki' in 1974.

The original tree, called 'Kechimyaku-zakura' has been grown in the precincts of the Kozen Temple, Matsumae. It is said to be either an intermediate between Prunus x sieboldii cv. caespitose and Prunus verecunda or to be similar to Prunus serrulata f. cericea (Miyoshi).


  • One by the running track and boundary wall; compartment 56K; square G4/H3; tag 4112. Planted in 2009.
  • One Between Church Plantation and running track; compartment 56J; square H6; tag 4176. Planted in 2009.