Star Cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Stellata’) This small cherry was found as a chance seedling in the 1930s in San Fransisco’s Golden Gate Park Tea Garden. The inrolled petals give the comparatively large pink flowers their “star quality,” but like other subhirtella cultivars and hybrids, it frequently suffers from brown rot of the flowers and shoot tips. There is a fine group at the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium in Vanier Park. It is otherwise a rare cultivar in Vancouver.