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Hokusai

  • Hokusai flowering cherry blossom
  • Hokusai flowering cherry

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).

Prunus

Hokusai 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)

History

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 characteristics

  • Growing

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

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds

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 Hokusai flowering cherry tree

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.