Description: One of the earliest, large flowered cherries and one of the finest for autumn colour. A round-headed, broad spreading habit, with bronze oval leaves when young, brilliant red and maroon in the autumn. Contrasting with the young foliage, large, single pink flowers appear in late March.
History: Introduced to the UK from Japan via Sargent of Arnold Arboretum, America in 1908.
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 clay.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m