Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus serrula 'Branklyn'

Prunus serrula 'Branklyn'

A medium to large tree, to 8m high and 4m wide becoming vase-shaped with age. The small, single, white flowers appear with the leaves. The bark is glossy and peels into fine papery strips.

Prunus serrula is native to north-west China and is commonly known as the Birch-bark Cherry. This cultivar was propagated from a tree in Branklyn Garden in Perth.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • One in the Memorial Garden; square K11; Tag 4196; planted 2012.