This early flowering cherry can be seen clothed in delicate blooms along the South Walk.
Discussion about the identity and origin of this cherry dates back to 1917, when the Garden’s then Curator, Richard Lynch, sought to identify it, recognising it was distinct from Prunus pseudocerasus of northern China, which has fragrant, pink flowers. It was subsequently assigned the name P. pseudocerasus var. cantabrigiensis by the cherry expert Collingwood Ingram. This is a small tree to 8m in height, which produces clusters of single, white blossom with a pink tinge in February.