Prunus serrula Prunus

Prunus

Syn : Prunus serrula var. tibetica (Tibetan Cherry)

Description: A special tree for all seasons with impressive glistening mahogany peeling bark. Small, vigorous and upright in its early years, spreading with age, with narrow, willow like green leaves, turning yellow in autumn, and small, dainty white flowers in April. Good small specimen tree for all situations.

History: Native to western China and introduced in 1908 by Ernest Wilson.

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

  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Replacement prune
  • Flowering month: April
  • Attractive bark
  • S Size: Small

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