Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus speciosa 'Yae-beni-oshima'

Prunus speciosa 'Yae-beni-oshima'

Double pink-flowered Oshima Cherry – a selection of Prunus serrulata var. speciosa – the very variable Oshima Cherry – the insular form named after Oshima Island and the other Izu Islands in the Sagami Bay near Tokyo and on the adjacent mainland – well adapted to growing on young volcanic terrains and hence very variable.

Flowers are smaller than others and appear after the foliage has partly opened.


  • One on embankment between running track and houses; Compartment 56j; Square G6/H6; Tag 4077. Planted in 2008.
  • One in Memorial Garden; Compartment 24; Square K11; Tag 4245. Planted in 2012.