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Prunus cer Hessei
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Prunus cerasifera 'Hessei'

Description: Deciduous dwarf tree or large shrub bearing pale green leaves on emerging, becoming bronze-purple and irregularly edged creamy white to yellowish or pink. Flowers are snow-white crowding the slender purple shoots in March. If pruned hard after flowering the leaves are more vibrant and the flowers more prolific the following spring.

History: In cultivation since 1906.

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): 2m x 2m

General attributes

Text Purple Pink Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Flowering month - March Flowering month - March
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Suitable for topiary Suitable for topiary
Prune after flowering Prune after flowering
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio