Prunus serrulata
ornamental cherry

Rosaceae (Rose family)
China
Prunus serrulata ’Mt Fuji‘
Prunus serrulata ‘Mt Fuji’ in the Oregon Courtyard. John Rawlings, 16 Apr 2004

Following the 17 October 1989 earthquake, ornamental cherry varieties ‘Amanogawa’ and ‘Mt. Fuji’ (‘Shirotae’) donated by the Gifu Cherry Blossom Association were planted in the Oregon Courtyard (outer southeast Main Quad) in recognition of support from Stanford alumni and friends from the state of Oregon.

Prunus serrulata ’Kwanzan;
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’, rear of Memorial Church. John Rawlings, 7 Dec 2003

Another cultivar, ‘Kwanzan’, can be seen on the north side of Braun Music Center; around Ventura Hall; and on both sides of the rear of Memorial Church.

‘Shogetsu’ was seen in the the Amy Blue Garden between buildings 651 and 655 on Serra Street, before the Knight Management Center was built there.

Name derivation: Prunus – Latin name for the plum tree; serrulata – with small teeth (the leaves)

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Amy Blue garden location corrected Apr 2017 (SP).