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