• Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Prunus × yedoensis

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus × yedoensis 'Rosea' )

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bare root | 1.2m tall £44.99
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Spreading branches that are clothed in a profusion of lightly scented soft pink flowers, appear just before the foliage in spring, creating a graceful, umbrella-like effect. It looks its best when planted in an open spot, where its striking silhouette won't be compromised by its neighbours - and that makes it ideal for specimen planting in a lawn. For additional seasonal colour, you could underplant with seasonal bulbs.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your ornamental cherry, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Choose a sheltered spot to protect emerging blossom. Lightly prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker, to retain an open shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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