|Grid reference||ST 15374 77043|
|Common name||Cherry 'Ukon'|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||8.5M April 2015|
|Girth||141cm April 2015|
This tree is in a group of cherry trees near the north west gate.
General tree description
Prunus 'Ukon' is a Japanese cherry of garden origin, growing to around 8 metres tall with a wide, spreading shape. In mid to late April it has semi-double flowers, 5cm across, pale yellowish tinged green, fading to near white with a light pink tinge. The leaves are 11cm long with finely toothed margins. They emerge in mid to late April brownish bronze, maturing to dark green in summer, turning rusty red or purplish brown in autumn.