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Prunus Kiku shidare zakura

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Cherry

Award winning variety

One of the smallest flowering cherries, this is an eye-catching tree that produces clusters of large, bright-pink double flowers on its sparse weeping branches at the beginning of spring. Young bronze-green leaves follow and gradually turn greener through the summer.

Where?

This plant prefers to grow in full sun and is ideal for smaller gardens and as a striking specimen tree in a lawn.

How?

Plant in any moderately fertile, moist well-drained soil.

Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura has won The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September