'Accolade' Flowering Cherry

Sakura & blue sky last Friday evening -
'Accolade' at Vancouver City Hall:


Graceful, open, spreading deciduous tree with masses of pink, semi-double flowers (12 - 15 petals) in large drooping clusters before the leaves. Deep rose pink buds open to blush-pink. Flowers to 4cm wide.

Prunus 'Accolade' is a hybrid cherry, a cross between Prunus subhirtella and Prunus sargentii introduced from Knap Hill nurseries in England in 1952.

Can grow to 6.0 meters high and wide.

Prunus 'Accolade' has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit (H4) 1993.

Source: Guide to Vancouver Ornamental Cherry trees