Prunus sargentii at Bute Park

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Prunus sargentii
late September 2017

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Prunus sargentii
mid June 2018

Grid reference ST 17671 77070
Common name Sargent's cherry
Alternative name Prunus serrulata var. sachalinensis
Origin Japan and Korea
Deciduous Yes
Missing tag 2440
Old tag 589
Planted 1993/4
Height 10M September 2017
Girth 112cm @1.1M September 2017
Reference 534

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

Prunus sargentii bark

Prunus sargentii bark
late September 2017

Prunus sargentii leaf

Prunus sargentii Autumn leaves
late September 2017

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Prunus sargentii Autumn leaves
late September 2017

Prunus sargentii flower

Prunus sargentii flowers
mid April 2018

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Prunus sargentii Leaves
mid June 2018

General tree description

Prunus sargentii is a medium sized tree, up to around 15 metres tall in Britain, with a rounded shape that may become wide-spreading with age. Its bark is dark purple-brown and it has large (4cm across) rose-pink flowers that open in late March or early April among the young leaves. The leaves are broadly oblong, up to 14 by 8cm, and toothed. They emerge bronze-red, turn glossy green, and finally in autumn display vivid shades of orange and crimson. Prunus sargentii is one of the first trees to colour in autumn and may also produce glossy 1cm fruits that ripen to purple-black.