Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

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

Prunus 'Matsumae-ohsio'

Prunus 'Matsumae-ohsio'

Selected by Mr Masatoshi Asari in 1963 from seedlings of a hybrid between Prunus 'Botan' and Prunus 'Amayadori.  Its name, literally, means ‘Matsumae-big-wave’ for its big white flowers with waving petals.


  • One in corner of Sports Field; Compartment 56D; Square J2; Tag 4115. Planted in 2009.