Prunus Hanagasa Pink Parasol
- Best seller
- Flowering month: April
- Flower colour: Pink - light
- Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
- Flower size: Large
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Spreading
- Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
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' 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 trees for sale
1-year Hanagasa Pink Parasol tree - bare root
2-year Hanagasa Pink Parasol tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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).
Hanagasa Pink Parasol characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
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- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
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- Flowering month:
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- Flower colour:
Pink - light
- Flower form:
Double flower (25-50 petals)
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.
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.