Prunus ‘Accolade’ Prunus

Prunus

Description: A graceful tree of spreading habit bearing masses of pendulous, semi-double, light pink flowers during April. The mid green leaves turn orange-red in autumn, making it an outstanding tree for all gardens. 

History: Hybrid between P. sargentii and a form of P. x subhirtella, released from Knap Hill Nurseries in 1952. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1961.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk, and clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: April
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour

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