Prunus FRAGRANT CLOUD (‘Shizuka’) Prunus

Prunus

Description: A spectacular vigorous grower with a spreading, slightly ascending habit. The huge clusters of large, white, semi-double, fragrant flowers are borne in profusion in May and turn pinkish as they age. Foliage develops from a bronze colour, turning to mid-green and then orange in the autumn.

History: One of the Matsumae collection of Japanese flowering cherries, developed in the 1960s by Masatoshi Asari. Known as ‘Matsumae-Shizuka’, and Prunus Fragrant Cloud (which is an approximate translation of the Japanese word shizuka). Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Scented flowers
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Flowering month: May
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune

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