Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at
Prunus hirtipes 'Malifolia'
Discovered by E.H. ‘Chinese’ Wilson at altitudes up to 1500 m in the mountains of W. Hubei and Sichuan, Central China in 1900 and introduced to the West in 1907
It is a tree with an elegant habit, flowering - early March to April. Fragrant pinkish white flowers c. 3 cm (1.25") dia., after carmine red buds. Slightly later flowering than the type.
- One by edge of Sports field; compartment 56j; square D7; tag 4072. Planted in 2008.