Prunus 'Shirofugen' #2 at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 0

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
late April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 1

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
later April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 2

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 3

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flowes almost all gone
late June 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' 4

Prunus 'Shirofugen'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18087 78602
Common name Cherry 'Shirofugen'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section T
Height 5M May 2021
Girth 170cm May 2021
Reference 704

This tree is towards the south end, roughly central, beside a path junction.

In 2021 it had a spread of approximately 9M. It came into flower in late April. The flowers are 4cm across and in clusters of three or four and on 3-4cm stalk. Buds were on shorter stalks (less than 20mm). In mid June some flowers were still present.

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bark

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bark
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bud1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' buds
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' foliage1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' foliage in bud & flower
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' bud3

Prunus 'Shirofugen' buds & flowers
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flower2

Prunus 'Shirofugen' flowers
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaf1

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaves
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaf2

Prunus 'Shirofugen' leaves
mid 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.