Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' at Bute Park

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Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
late December 2017

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
early April 2018

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 2

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
mid June 2018

Grid reference ST 17671 77077
Common name Cherry 'Fudan-zakura'
Alternative name P. serrulata f. semperflorens
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
TROBI Remarkable Tree 2023
Tag 2527
Height 5.5M January 2018
Girth 114cm @ 0.1M January 2018
Girth 138cm @ 0.2M June 2023
Reference 542

This tree is in the Cherry group at the south west end, and near the edge of the Sunken Lawn. In January 2018, typical flowers measured 2.5 cms across.

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' bark

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' bark
late December 2017

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' bud

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' buds
late December 2017

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower2

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers
late December 2017

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower
late December 2017

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower3

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers with new leaves
early April 2018

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' fruit1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' leaf with new fruit
late May 2018

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' leaf

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' leaves
late May 2018

General tree description

Prunus 'Fudan Zakura' is a small, spreading tree with grey bark, large, ovate leaves and large (4cm across), white, single, cup-shaped flowers. The leaves open coppery-red, are green through the summer and turn yellow-orange in autumn. The flowers open in early spring before the leaves, and the pink flower buds may appear in mild weather during late autumn and winter.