Prunus ‘Daikoku’ Flowering Cherries & Plums

Description: A small tree with strong ascending branches. Large, double, lilac-pink flowers with a central cluster of small green carpels carried in loose drooping clusters. Leaves that open pale yellowish green with a bronze flush, mature to dark green then take on orange and red tints in autumn.

History: Introduced from Japan in 1899, originally called ‘Benifugen’.

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): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Replacement prune
  • Chalk tolerant

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