|Grid reference||ST 18121 78453|
|Common name||Sargent's cherry|
|Alternative name||Prunus serrulata var. sachalinensis|
|Origin||Japan and Korea|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||6M May 2021|
This tree is towards the south end, near the Fairoak Road boundary.
Flowers are 4cm across with 5 petals and stalks typically 27mm in length. Flower petals had fallen by mid April
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.