|Grid reference||ST 17615 77097|
|Common name||Bell-flowered cherry|
|Common name||Formosan cherry|
|Alternative name||Prunus cerasoides var. campanulata|
|Origin||Formosa, South China & Japan|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Girth||59cm December 2015|
This tree is in the Alders group, towards the north.
General tree description
Prunus campanulata is a small, dense round-headed tree with a spreading habit. It has smooth, reddish brown bark. Dark rose-red, bell-shaped flowers appear in clusters in early spring before the leaves. The fruits are small cherries, that ripen black. The leaves turn bronze in autumn.