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Prunus Fragrant Cloud (Shizuka)
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Prunus FRAGRANT CLOUD ('Shizuka')

Description: A spectacular vigorous grower with a spreading, slightly ascending habit. The huge clusters of large, white, semi-double, fragrant flowers are borne in profusion in May and turn pinkish as they age. Foliage develops from a bronze colour, turning to mid-green and then orange in the autumn.

History: One of the Matsumae collection of Japanese flowering cherries, developed in the 1960s by Masatoshi Asari. Known as ‘Matsumae-Shizuka’, and Prunus Fragrant Cloud (which is an approximate translation of the Japanese word shizuka). 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 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune