A hybrid raised by Collingwood Ingram from seed of P. nipponica
. It is one of the finest of the early cherries, bearing flowers of a remarkably vivid shade of pink in March, before the leaves; calyx and filaments of stamens dark red; pedicels hairy. It makes a vigorous fairly erect tree and colours orange in the autumn. A.M. 1952.The name ‘Kursar’ was given by Capt. Ingram in the belief that the pollen- parent was P. sargentii
. He now thinks there must have been an accidental exchange of labels, and that the pollen really came from P. campanulata
, which he had crossed with P. nipponica
at the same time. He points out that P. sargentii
is unlikely to have yielded a hybrid with flowers of such a deep pink (A Garden of Memories
, pp. 181-2).