Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Taoyame' (Sato-zakura Group)

Prunus 'Taoyame'

A medium tree to 6m high and wide. Has semi-double pale pink flowers edged darker pink with a dark pink calyx.The foliage is a deep coppery-red when young turning green over summer then yellow in the autumn.

It was imported from Japan by Collingwood Ingram in 1929 and was said to be one his favourite trees. Certainly the contrast of the dark young foliage and deep coppery leaves is impressive.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One in the Memorial Garden; square K11; tag 4204; planted 2012.
  • One between Church Plantation and running track; compartment 56J; square G6-H6; tag 4079. Planted in 2008.