Fuji cherry

Prunus incisa

ID check

  1. Flowers on hairy stalks, in clusters of 2–4.
  2. Sepal lobes not toothed.
  3. Leaf margins with pointed teeth.
  4. Leaves hairy on both surfaces.
  5. Leaf stalk hairy.

Description

Fuji cherry tree

Fuji cherry tree © David Emley, Keele University

Tree

Up to 10m high, crown spreading.

Bark

Grey-brown to dark brown.

Leaves

Downy on both surfaces. Margins double- or triple-toothed, with teeth pointed but without a bristle-like tip.

Flowers

White or pink, 20–30mm across, hanging downwards, fragrant. Sepal tube bell-shaped, widening gradually towards the mouth.

Ripe fruit

6mm long, ovoid, purplish-black.

Notes

Various cultivars are known, including forms with multiple petals, and tiny flowers, plus autumn-flowering forms.

Diagrams

These explain some of the important tree and plant parts mentioned on these factsheets.

Flower

Diagram of a flower showing the stigma, stamen, style, petal and sepal

Leaf parts

Diagram of a leaf showing the apex, margin, midrib, vein and stalk