Prunus ‘Frilly Frock’™ Prunus

Prunus

Description: A small weeping tree with unusual variegated leaves. The summer foliage has attractive sharp light and dark green variegation which turns into striking multi-toned red and orange autumn tints. The blossom is pale pink, and borne in profusion in early spring. A superb mini tree for a variety of gardens, can also be grown in a patio pot. Can be pruned hard in the spring, after flowering to enhance its variegation and leaf size.

History: A sport of Prunus ‘Snow Showers’ introduced by Frank P Matthews and named in 2012.

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): 1m x 0.5m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: March
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Interesting foliage
  • VS Size: Very small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Any UK district
  • Prune after flowering
  • Autumn colour
  • Relatively trouble-free

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