Description: A small tree with strong ascending branches. Large, double, lilac-pink flowers with a central cluster of small green carpels carried in loose drooping clusters. Leaves that open pale yellowish-green with a bronze flush, mature to dark green then take on orange and red tints in autumn.
History: Introduced from Japan in 1899, originally called ‘Benifugen’.
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