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Hanagasa Pink Parasol

Hanagasa flowering cherry blossom

Prunus Hanagasa is a superb modern Japanese blossom tree, featuring a cascade of light pink blossom. The double flowers have green centres, and are larger than most. They hang in long-stemmed clusters, creating a dramatic effect.

The leaves appear ahead of the blossom, and are initially a dark copper bronze colour, becoming green over the summer and then yellow in the autumn.

The tree grows with a broad spreading habit, and for this reason is sometimes known as Pink Parasol.

Prunus

Hanagasa Pink Parasol japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

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

History

Prunus 'Hanagasa' is one of the Matsumae flowering cherries, developed in the 1960s by Masatoshi Asari, a cherry enthusiast living on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is the result of crosses of several varieties of the species Prunus serrulata, the traditional Japanese flowering cherry.

It is also known as Prunus Matsumae-hanagasa.

Hanagasa Pink Parasol characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Mid-season
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Chocolate Ice
    Prunus
    Chocolate Ice
    Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.

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.