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Beni-yutaka

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 £25.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
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Deliveries from 8th December onwards (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

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

History

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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.

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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.