Prunus 'Hokusai' at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Hokusai' 0

Prunus 'Hokusai'
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' 1

Prunus 'Hokusai'
late May 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' 2

Prunus 'Hokusai'
early November 2021

Grid reference ST 18141 78520
Common name Cherry 'Hokusai'
Alternative name Prunus serrulata 'Hokusai'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Becoming rare
Map section U
Height 7M May 2021
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 709

This tree is on the east side of the first junction on the main north-south path, 130 metres south of the chapels. Its flowers have a fragrance of almonds. They are 4cm across and have 11 petals. Flower stalks are typically 32mm long.

Prunus 'Hokusai' bark

Prunus 'Hokusai' bark
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' foliage

Prunus 'Hokusai' Spring flowers
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' buds1

Prunus 'Hokusai' flowers & buds
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' flower1

Prunus 'Hokusai' flowers
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' flower2

Prunus 'Hokusai' flower
early April 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' leaf1

Prunus 'Hokusai' leaves
late May 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit1

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit
late May 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit2

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit
mid June 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit3

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit
early July 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit4

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit
early July 2021

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit5

Prunus 'Hokusai' fruit
early July 2021

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.