Prunus cerasus at Cathays Cemetery

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Prunus cerasus
late April 2021

Prunus cerasus 1

Prunus cerasus
late May 2021

Prunus cerasus 2

Prunus cerasus
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18069 78490
Common name Sour cherry
Origin S.E. Europe and S.W. Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2021
Map section W
Height 15M May 2021
Girth Multi-stem 151cm + 119cm May 2021
Reference 705

This tree is towards the south end of the Cemetery, on the west side of the second path junction heading south from the chapels. In 2021 it came into flower in late April. The flowers are 2.5cm across and have 5 petals. The flower stalks were typically 3cm long.

Prunus cerasus bark2

Prunus cerasus bark
late May 2021

Prunus cerasus bark3

Prunus cerasus bark
late May 2021

Prunus cerasus bud1

Prunus cerasus buds & flowers
late April 2021

Prunus cerasus flower1

Prunus cerasus flowers & new leaves
late April 2021

Prunus cerasus flower2

Prunus cerasus flowers
late April 2021

Prunus cerasus leaf1

Prunus cerasus leaves & new fruit
late May 2021

General tree description

Prunus cerasus is a cultivated Cherry species, naturalised over much of Europe (including Britain), and the Near East, but is not thought to be a truly wild plant.