|Grid reference||ST 18107 78460|
|Common name||Sargent's cherry|
|Alternative name||Prunus serrulata var. sachalinensis|
|Origin||Japan and Korea|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||7.5M April 2021|
This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery, not far from the Fairoak Road boundary. A typical leaf was measured 80mm long and 45mm broad.
General tree description
Prunus sargentii is a medium sized tree, up to around 15 metres tall in Britain, with a rounded shape that may become wide-spreading with age. Its bark is dark purple-brown and it has large (4cm across) rose-pink flowers that open in late March or early April among the young leaves. The leaves are broadly oblong, up to 14 by 8cm, and toothed. They emerge bronze-red, turn glossy green, and finally in autumn display vivid shades of orange and crimson. Prunus sargentii is one of the first trees to colour in autumn and may also produce glossy 1cm fruits that ripen to purple-black.