Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 0

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
early April 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 1

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'
mid October 2021

Grid reference ST 18117 78467
Common name Cherry 'Sunset Boulevard'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2021
Map section U
Height 8M May 2021
Girth 109cm May 2021
Reference 680

This tree is roughly in the centre of a group of Cherry trees south of the chapels and close to the Fairoak Road boundary.

Typical flowers had a diameter of 4.5cm and five petals in a non-overlapping propeller shape. Flower stalks were 2 to 3cm. A typical leaf 6.5cm broad and 11cm long. Flowers were falling in mid April. Fruit on this tree was sparse in 2021.

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' bark

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' bark
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' foliage

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' foliage
early April 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flower1

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flowers
early April 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flower2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' flowers
early April 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' leaf1

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' leaves & new fruit
early May 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit1

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit
mid June 2021

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit2

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' fruit
mid June 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' is initially a narrow, conical tree, but broadens with age to a more oval shape. It can grow to around 12 metres tall. Its leaves are elliptical and medium sized for a cherry. They emerge coppery in colour, turning green and finally golden yellow in autumn. Large (4cm across) flowers appear with the young leaves. They are white tinged with pink at the edges, held on the tree in pairs, and lasting longer than many other cherries.