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Hokusai

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Pink - light

Hokusai is one of the longest-established Japanese flowering cherry trees found growing in the UK. The blossom is a classic cherry pink, and notably long-lasting (up to 3 weeks or more).

Prunus

Hokusai flowering cherries for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 29.95
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)

History

Hokusai was selected by English enthusiast Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s, and named after a 19th century artist. It is likely to be a form of one of the earliest Japanese flowering cherries introduced to Europe by von Siebold in the 1860s, known at the time as Prunus cerasus rosea-pleno.

Hokusai characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Vigour:Slightly large
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit