Prunus padus 'Watereri' at Cathays Cemetery

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Prunus padus 'Watereri'
early May 2021

Grid reference ST 18136 78471
Common name Waterer's bird cherry
Common name Bird cherry
Alternative name Prunus padus 'Grandiflora'
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Map section U
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 10M April 2021
Girth 106cm April 2021
Reference 671

In the southern part of the Cemetery.

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bark
mid April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bud1

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower buds & new leaves
mid April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' bud2

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower buds progressing
mid April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower1

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flowers
late April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower2

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flowers
late April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flower3

Prunus padus 'Watereri' flowers
late April 2021

Prunus padus 'Watereri' branch1

Prunus padus 'Watereri' branch of flowers
early May 2021

General tree description

Prunus padus Watereri is a variant of the native European bird cherry and is a medium sized tree that can grow to 25 metres tall, though more commonly to around 15 metres. It has an open and untidy shape. In spring it has fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters 20cm long, followed by small, black berries which are quickly taken by birds. The leaves are ovate, 15cm long and light green, turning yellow in autumn.