Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' at Bute Park

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 0

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
late March 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 1

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
mid September 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
early October 2017

Grid reference ST 17694 77084
Common name Cherry 'Sunset Boulevard'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2023
Missing tag 2438
Missing old tag 697
Planted 1995/6
Height 11M March 2017
Girth 119cm March 2017
Girth 134cm May 2023
Reference 496

This tree is on the south edge of the Cherry group.

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' bark

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' bark
March 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flower

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flowers
mid April 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flower2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flower
mid April 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' leaf

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' leaves
early May 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit
early May 2017

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' leaf2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' autumnal leaves
mid September 2017

General tree description

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' is initially a narrow, conical tree, but broadens with age to a more oval shape. It can grow to around 12 metres tall. Its leaves are elliptical and medium sized for a cherry. They emerge coppery in colour, turning green and finally golden yellow in autumn. Large (4cm across) flowers appear with the young leaves. They are white tinged with pink at the edges, held on the tree in pairs, and lasting longer than many other cherries.