• Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

Prunus 'Shōgetsu'

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus serrulata 'Miyako' )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall £69.99
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  • Named Day £14.95

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, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Clusters of pink buds, each on a long, pendent stem, open to pale pink flowers, which fade to white as they mature. Appearing later in the season and usually at the same time as the foliage, they look very striking in mid- to late spring - particularly when viewed from underneath. Throughout the summer the rich green leaves provide lightly dappled shade before taking on autumnal tones, while the tree's gracefully spreading branches, which become more defined as the plant gets older, create an elegant effect that will offer interest through the winter.

  • 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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