Prunus cerasifera ‘Hessei’ Prunus

Prunus

Description: Deciduous dwarf tree or large shrub bearing pale green leaves on emerging, becoming bronze-purple and irregularly edged creamy white to yellowish or pink. Flowers are snow-white crowding the slender purple shoots in March. If pruned hard after flowering the leaves are more vibrant and the flowers more prolific the following spring.

History: In cultivation since 1906.

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

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Purple/ Pink
  • Leaf colour: Purple Pink
  • Flowering month: March
  • Prune after flowering
  • Chalk tolerant
  • S Size: Small
  • Growth rate: Slow

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