|Grid reference||ST 18138 78523|
|Common name||Cherry 'Shirofugen'|
|Height||5.5M May 2021|
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.
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.