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  • Beni-yutaka pink cherry blossom
  • Prunus Beni-yutaka cherry flower

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 japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)

How to grow

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


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 characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - dark
    • Flowering season:Mid-season
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Leaf/Flower sequence:Leaves appear first
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Shogetsu

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.