Prunus 'Ukon' at Victoria Park

Prunus 'Ukon' 0

Prunus 'Ukon'
mid April 2015

Prunus 'Ukon' 1

Prunus 'Ukon'
late June 2015

Prunus 'Ukon' 2

Prunus 'Ukon' (note the greenish tinge of the flowers)
late April 2016

Grid reference ST 15374 77043
Common name Cherry 'Ukon'
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 8.5M April 2015
Girth 141cm April 2015
Reference 182

This tree is in a group of cherry trees near the north west gate.

Prunus 'Ukon' bark

Prunus 'Ukon' bark
April 2015

Prunus 'Ukon' leaf

Prunus 'Ukon' leaf
late June 2015

Prunus 'Ukon' flower

Prunus 'Ukon' flower
late April 2016

Prunus 'Ukon' flower2

Prunus 'Ukon' flower
late April 2016

General tree description

Prunus 'Ukon' is a Japanese cherry of garden origin, growing to around 8 metres tall with a wide, spreading shape. In mid to late April it has semi-double flowers, 5cm across, pale yellowish tinged green, fading to near white with a light pink tinge. The leaves are 11cm long with finely toothed margins. They emerge in mid to late April brownish bronze, maturing to dark green in summer, turning rusty red or purplish brown in autumn.