Prunus 'Ojochin' at Cathays Cemetery

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Prunus 'Ojochin'
early April 2021

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Prunus 'Ojochin'
early June 2021

Grid reference ST 17979 78338
Common name Cherry 'Ojochin'
Alternative name Prunus serrulata 'Ojochin
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Map section S
Height 5M April 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 668

This tree is on the Whitchurch Road boundary. Flowers typically measured 6.0 to 6.5cm across.

Prunus 'Ojochin' flower1

Prunus 'Ojochin' flowers, buds & emerging leaves
early April 2021

Prunus 'Ojochin' flower2

Prunus 'Ojochin' flowers
early April 2021

Prunus 'Ojochin' leaf1

Prunus 'Ojochin' leaves
early June 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Ojochin' is a small, spreading tree, up to 7 to 8 metres tall and equally broad, with smooth reddish bark. Its leaves are coarsely toothed and leathery, emerging bronze-green and maturing in summer to become dark green. In autumn they turn copper-bronze or orange. There are clusters of large - 5cm across - fragrant white flowers on long stalks in mid to late April, opening from soft pink buds.