Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Shirayukihime' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Shirayukihime'

Prunus 'Shirayukihime'

Prunus 'Shirayukihime' tree The name means "Princess Snow-white". Raised/selected by Masatoshi Asari in Hokkaido, Northern Japan. Medium-sized semi-double white flowers with a pink flush which ages to purple. Good autumn colour.

Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One by side of Visual Arts; compartment 55A; square J7; tag 4055. Planted in 2008.
  • One by the running track; compartment 56K; square H4; tag 4097. Planted in 2008.