Prunus himalaica Prunus

Prunus

Description: A deciduous small tree of columnar habit with glossy coppery-purple trunk and peeling bark. White to pale pink flowers appear mid-late spring, followed by bright green, minutely hairy foliage, which turns pale yellow in autumn. A rare tree and a good alternative to Prunus serrula or Prunus rufa.

History: Introduced in 1965 from seed collected by Tony Schilling from the Langtang Valley, Nepal.

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 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune
  • Flowering month: April
  • Attractive bark

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