Prunus 'Accolade' (Accolade Cherry) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0168
Prunus 'Accolade' (Accolade Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Accolade' (Accolade Cherry) - 9L Pot

The leaves of this beautiful flowering plant are mid-green, and combined with the frothy flowers, which are pale pink, this tree will add a burst of colour to your garden. Ornamental cherries are never more beautiful than in spring, when they are rich and heavy with blossom and greenery.


Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: pale pink
  • Foliage Colour: mid-green in summer, orange/red in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
  • Growing Habit: bushy, half standard, fans
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered, exposed
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 10 - 20 years
  • Scented: mildly
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m minimum

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.

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Root Options


9 Litre Pot

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Bare Root

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Bare root trees are a great alternative to container grown versions during the winter.

Whilst trees are dormant, they are easier to transport and plant and are a little less delicate than in the summer.

Planting in late autumn/ winter provides the tree with the opportunity to establish a strong root system so that it is ready to burst into life come spring.

We wrap the roots of all our trees with a special bag and compost to help them retain moisture and ensure they arrive on your doorstep as healthy as possible.

Total price of selected items:

1 x Prunus 'Accolade' (Accolade Cherry) - 9L Pot:
32.99   (32.99 each)
Root Options: 9 Litre Pot   +0.00 (0.00 each)
Total 32.99



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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0/5 (4 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Arrived in good condition - goods as described
No notification of despatch received
No call from the carrier
"

Reviewed Friday, 3 March 2017

Rating: 2/5

"Nearly all the leaves have holes in them"

Reviewed Thursday, 8 September 2016

Rating: 5/5

"very good"

Reviewed Friday, 22 July 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Product in good condition."

Reviewed Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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