Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 0

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
late April 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 2

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
late October 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' 3

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18107 78457
Common name Cherry 'Fudan-zakura'
Alternative name P. serrulata f. semperflorens
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status GB Champion 2021
Map section U
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 6M March 2021
Girth 84cm March 2021
Reference 655

This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery and close to the Fairoak Road boundary. The flowers had mostly gone by mid April. Leaves measured about 35mm wide and 60mm long. Leaf stalks were about 10mm. In 2021 the first flowers appeared in late December.

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' bark

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' bark
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower2

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower3

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower4

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flowers
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' foliage1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' new leaves
late March 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' leaf1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' leaves
early May 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' fruit1

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' new fruit
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower5

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' first flowers
late December 2021

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' flower6

Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' first flowers
late December 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Fudan Zakura' is a small, spreading tree with grey bark, large, ovate leaves and large (4cm across), white, single, cup-shaped flowers. The leaves open coppery-red, are green through the summer and turn yellow-orange in autumn. The flowers open in early spring before the leaves, and the pink flower buds may appear in mild weather during late autumn and winter.