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Prunus Shirotae

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Cherry

Unique weeping form

An elegant, gently weeping cherry tree that is covered in large, scented, semi-double white flowers during the spring. The fresh light green leaves turn orange and red in the autumn.

Where?

This plant grows best in full sun and is ideal for informal gardens or as a specimen tree.

How?

Plant it in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

This Japanese tree was first introduced to Europe in 1905 and named as Mount Fuji Cherry.

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 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

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 Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

Typically available

From February to September