†Prunus x fontanesiana at Bute Park

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Prunus x fontanesiana
late November 2015

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Prunus x fontanesiana
early May 2016

Grid reference ST 17680 76789
Common name  
Origin Southern Europe
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Tag 2080
Old tag 39
Planted 1988/89
Height 19M November 2015
Girth 111cm November 2015
Reference 347

† This tree is at the north end of Old Mans Wood west. It is labelled Prunus maackii. The Tree Register identifies it as Prunus x fontanesiana but states that it was planted as P.maackii.

Prunus x fontanesiana bark

Prunus x fontanesiana bark
November 2015

Prunus x fontanesiana flower

Prunus x fontanesiana flowers
early May 2016

Prunus x fontanesiana leaf

Prunus x fontanesiana leaves
early May 2016

General tree description

Prunus x fontanesiana is thought to be a natural hybrid between P. avium and P. mahaleb. It is a fast-growing tree reaching 15 metres or more in height. The leaves are dark green, ovate to oval, sometimes heart-shaped, 7 to 12cm long and finely toothed. The flowers are white, 2.5cm, appearing in clusters in May. The fruits are globular, the size of a small cherry and nearly black.