Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Pink Perfection'

Prunus 'Pink Perfection'

Prunus 'Pink Perfection'

Prunus 'Pink Perfection' Introduced comparatively recently in 1935, it is thought that one of its parents is ‘Kanzan’.

It has bright pink double flowers up to 40mm across on long drooping stalks in April and May. The young foliage is a bronze colour, contrasting well with the flowers. It has a rather wide-spreading habit, growing to 8m high by 8m across.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993, reconfirmed 2012.

Location

  • one specimen between Walter Moberly and Tawney Buildings; compartment 42b; tag 4002. Planted in 2002.