Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus sargentii Sargent's Cherry

Prunus 'Sargentii'

Prunus 'Sargentii' autumn colour

Prunus 'Sargentii' Introduced to Britain from Japan, via America,  in 1908.

The flowers are pink with a darker centre, 30mm across and open before the coppery-red foliage in early April. The oval leaves change to dark green as they mature but in autumn they are vivid reds and oranges.

It forms an upright spreading tree growing to 8m and 5m across.

Location

  • One between Walter Moberly Hall and Tawny Buidling on Cherry Tree Walk; compartment 44c; tag 4017. Planted in 2002.