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Prunus Fugenzo (Shirofugen)
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Prunus Fugenzo ('Shirofugen')

Description: A majestic wide spreading tree unsurpassed for its beautiful display of large double white fragrant flowers and contrasting copper coloured leaves. The flowers fade to a subtle shade of pink. The latest of all the cherries to flower, this variety is at least 500 years old and is still one of the best.

History: Introduced in about 1900. 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 Purple Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

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