Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Prunus

Prunus

Mount Fuji

Description: One of the most beautiful and classic of Japanese cherries, with horizontal to slightly pendulous branches. Very large single or semi-double, fragrant, white flowers burst from soft green foliage in drooping clusters. The flowers contrast spectacularly with the dark almost black bark of the trunk and main branches.

History: Introduced from Japan in 1905. 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
  • Scented flowers
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Flowering month: April
  • Attractive bark
  • Do not prune

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