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Prunus Shirotae
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Prunus 'Shirotae'

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune