Prunus Beni-yutaka

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  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red

Beni-yutaka is a Japanese flowering cherry with solid pink blossom. The flowers are semi-double, with a pronounced central eye, and are distinctly fragrant on sunny spring mornings.

In autumn the leaves take on fiery red hues.

Beni-yutaka is one of a great number of flowering cherries developed by cherry enthusiast Masatoshi Asari in Hokkaido, the northernmost main island of Japan - known collectively as Matsumae cherries. It was released in the 1960s.

Beni-yutaka trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Beni-yutaka tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Beni-yutaka tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

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We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Beni-yutaka is a reliable modern variety and easy to grow.

Beni-yutaka characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.