Prunus 'Shirofugen' #1 at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 0

Prunus 'Shirofugen' only two bunches of flowers
26th April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' just come into full flower
19th May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 2

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
3rd June 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 3

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flowers all but gone
late June 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 4

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
mid November 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 5

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
late November 2021

Grid reference ST 18138 78523
Common name Cherry 'Shirofugen'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section T
Height 5.5M May 2021
Girth 187cm May2021
Reference 710

This tree is towards the south end, on the west side of the first junction on the main north-south path 130 metres south of the chapels. In 2021 it came into flower very late. In late April there were two bunches of flowers and in mid May the flowers were still sparse. In late May the bronze leaves were turning green and the tree was fully in flower. In mid June some flowers were still present.

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bark

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bark
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' just a few flowers & buds
late April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower2

Prunus 'Shirofugen' just a few flowers
late April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaf1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' new leaves
early May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaf2

Prunus 'Shirofugen' new leaves
early May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower3

Prunus 'Shirofugen' buds & flowers
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaf3

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaves
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower4

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flowers
mid/late May 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Shirofugen' is a Japanese cherry cultivar, relatively late flowering. It is noted for its large (5cm wide), pink double flowers and wide spreading form. The flowers are dull pink in bud and open in white before turning purple-pink. The young leaves are copper coloured, turning green and finally orange in autumn.