• Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Prunus serrula

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus tibetica )

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9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall £79.99
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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: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

A highly decorative deciduous tree with interest throughout the seasons, characterised in the winter months by its peeling, glossy, mahogany-coloured bark. In late spring, pretty white flowers are followed by cherry-like fruits. The rich green foliage transitions to butter yellow in autumn before dropping to reveal its elegant hibernal form.

  • 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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