Prunus 'Hokusai' at Bute Park

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Prunus 'Hokusai'
late March 2017

Grid reference ST 17769 76835
Common name Cherry 'Hokusai'
Alternative name Prunus serrulata 'Hokusai'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Becoming rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tag 2249
Height 9.5M March 2017
Girth 181cm March 2017
Reference 495

This tree is on the east edge of Old Mans Wood east, roughly level with the Millenium Bridge. It is 24M east of the river path.

Prunus 'Hokusai' bark

Prunus 'Hokusai' bark
March 2017

Prunus 'Hokusai' flower

Prunus 'Hokusai' flowers
late March 2017

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Prunus 'Hokusai' flowers
late March 2017

Prunus 'Hokusai' leaf

Prunus 'Hokusai' leaves
late April 2017

General tree description

Prunus 'Hokusai' is a small tree, generally up to about 8 metres tall, with a broad vase-shaped crown when mature. The young leaves emerge bronze, later turning dark green and leathery. Flowering is in mid spring, with large (4 to 5cm across) semi-double, pale pink flowers that fade to almost white.