- Flowering month: April
- Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
- Flower size: Large
- Flower colour: Pink - light
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright-spreading
- Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
Hokusai is one of the longest-established Japanese flowering cherry trees found growing in the UK. The blossom is a classic cherry pink, and notably long-lasting (up to 3 weeks or more).
Hokusai was selected by English enthusiast Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s, and named after a 19th century artist. It is likely to be a form of one of the earliest Japanese flowering cherries introduced to Europe by von Siebold in the 1860s, known at the time as Prunus cerasus rosea-pleno.
Hokusai trees for sale
1-year Hokusai tree - bare root
2-year Hokusai 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).
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
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- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- Flower colour:
Pink - light
- Flower form:
Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive to birds
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.