What is this autumn blooming tree?
I spotted this in my local park in full bloom!
It looks like a cherry but I thought they bloomed in spring?
South East London
Cherry plum can bloom very early.
In London. Keen but lazy.
edited November 2020
× subhirtella '
Flowers on bare twigs in winter.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
Central Norfolk UK
I agree with
... Prunus x subhirtella autumnalis ‘Rosea’.
A gorgeous tree that will burst into flower in mild spells from autumn to spring. We had one at my last workplace and it was a constant delight through dreary winters. I bought one for my parents and they loved it too.
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
Winnie the Pooh
Yes there are winter flowering cherries in Regent's park London. When I did the RHS course our tutor told us about a story in the London evening standard claiming they were another example of global warming. He wrote to them to explain that they always flower in winter I don't think they published his letter though.
AB Still learning
Thanks for the responses. Think I might have to get one of these!