Prunus 'Sumizome' at Bute Park

Prunus 'Sumizome' 0

Prunus 'Sumizome'
mid March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' 1

Prunus 'Sumizome'
late March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' 2

Prunus 'Sumizome'
early April 2024

Grid reference ST 17677 77078
Common name Cherry 'Sumizome'
Alternative name Prunus serrulata sumizome
Alternative name Ingram's Sumizome
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2023
Tag 2439
Height 6M Febuary 2024
Girth 127cm May 2023
Reference 902

This tree is towards the south of the Cherry group.

Prunus 'Sumizome' bark1

Prunus 'Sumizome' bark
March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' bud1

Prunus 'Sumizome' buds
mid March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' flower1

Prunus 'Sumizome' flowers
late March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' flower2

Prunus 'Sumizome' flowers
late March 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' leaf1

Prunus 'Sumizome' leaves
early May 2024

Prunus 'Sumizome' leaf2

Prunus 'Sumizome' leaves
early May 2024

General tree description

Prunus 'Sumizome' as cultivated in Britain was first introduced by Collingwood Ingram from the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusets, USA. Ingram described it as a vase-shaped tree up to 6 metres tall, its young foliage bronze-green to dark green. The flowers are double, with twelve to fourteen petals and 4.7cm in diameter. They are purple-pink in bud, becoming soft pink.

Ingram observed that other 'Sumizome' Cherries had been described, differing in their single, white flowers.