Prunus ‘Fugenzo’ (‘Shirofugen’) Prunus

Prunus

Description: A majestic wide spreading tree unsurpassed for its beautiful display of large double white fragrant flowers and contrasting copper coloured leaves. The flowers fade to a subtle shade of pink. The latest of all the cherries to flower, this variety is at least 500 years old and is still one of the best.

History: Introduced in about 1900. 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 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Scented flowers
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune

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