Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Takasago' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Takasago'

Prunus 'Takasago'

Prunus 'Takasago' tree

A tree that was almost lost from cultivation but is becoming more popular. There are several on campus that were planted in the 1950s, like the one pictured. We think that they were purchased from the commercial nursery that used to be in the Walled Garden before it closed.


  • One by the boundary wall opposite running track; compartment 56j; square G6/H6; tag 4075. Planted 2008.
  • Several mature trees alongside ring road by The Covert; compartment 68; square J6. Planted in 1950s.