Prunus padus 'Watereri' at Bute Park

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Prunus padus 'Watereri'
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 17911 76498
Common name Waterer's bird cherry
Common name Bird cherry
Alternative name Prunus padus 'Grandiflora'
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2023
Tag 1764
Height 15M June 2016
Height 15M January 2023
Girth 117cm June 2016
Girth 139cm January 2023
Reference 441

This tree is in the Southern Woodland east, approximately 30M south of the footpath.

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark
mid May 2016

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower
mid May 2016

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Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower
mid May 2016

General tree description

Prunus padus Watereri is a variant of the native European bird cherry and is a medium sized tree that can grow to 25 metres tall, though more commonly to around 15 metres. It has an open and untidy shape. In spring it has fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters 20cm long, followed by small, black berries which are quickly taken by birds. The leaves are ovate, 15cm long and light green, turning yellow in autumn.