Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'

A large tree to 12m, upright at first but becoming vase-shaped. It has abundant large single, white flowers with pale pink buds that come just before the leaves. Foliage is coppery when young and orange-red in autumn.

It was introduced around 1900 from a seedling of Prunus serrulata var. hupehensis raised by Robert and Jelena de Berlder in Belgium.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2012.


  • Memorial Garden; square K11, compartment 24B; tag 4189. Planted 2012.