• Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Prunus 'Kursar'

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare )

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
bare root | 1.2m tall £39.99
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  • Standard £7.95

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: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

While other cherries are still in bud, 'Kursar' blooms early, cloaking branches in vivid single blooms sought after by eager pollinators.The unfurling foliage emerge reddish-bronze then mature to mid-green hues before revealing brilliant golden undertones in autumn. Even on bare winter branches, exfoliating bark provides year-round visual appeal. Despite its multi-season attributes, 'Kursar' remains a demure garden addition. The compact rounded shape suits small garden plots or urban courtyards, providing structure without overpowering the situation. Tolerant of pollution, it thrives in challenging city environments.

  • 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 ‘goblet' shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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