Prunus 'Pink Perfection' (Pink Perfection Cherry) - 9L Pot
This beautiful plant is a stunning example of the way the seasons change deciduous trees. The leaves of this flowering plant are a gorgeous bronze in early spring, before turning red with the spring, and dark green in summer. Come autumn, they fade to a mellow orange, creating a medley of colours. Combined with the blousey double flowers which are an elegant pale pink, this tree will add a burst of colour to your garden.
- Flower Colour: pale pink
- Foliage Colour: bronze when young, red in spring, dark green in summer, orange in autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: 6m
- Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
- 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
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
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 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.