Prunus litigiosa (Tassel Cherry)
Description: A most unusual upright tree with a columnar habit, producing clusters of small white or pink-tinged flowers in April. These flowers have conspicuous protruding anthers, hence the reference to tassels.
History: Native to China, introduced in 1907 by E.H. Wilson as Prunus pilosiuscula, to which it is closely related.
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): 3m x 1.5m