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Prunus litigiosa (Tassle Cherry)
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Prunus litigiosa (Tassel Cherry)

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

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant