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

Code: TR0181
Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Shirofugen Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Shirofugen Cherry) - 9L Pot

The Shirofugen cherry is a open branched and spreading tree that is well loved by gardeners due to its beautiful double white blossom which can be quite long lasting compared to other cherry trees. Leaves that begin life in shade of bronze-red, turn to green before finishing up in the autumn in a lovely orange-red colour.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: white/pale pink
  • Foliage Colour: bronze-red in spring/dark green in summer/orange-red 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
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: moderate
  • Scented: flowers are fragrant
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: chalk, clay, loam, sand
  • 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 fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
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.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 1.0/5 (1 review)

Rating: 1/5

"Very disappointed. Trees like twigs and the soil fell away completely when I took the pot off revealing a totally undeveloped root system."

Reviewed Saturday, 5 April 2014

Primrose says: "Thanks for your feedback. We expect this plant to arrive at a height of between 150-170cm. If you plants arrive much shorter than advertised, you can contact customer services to resolve the issue."

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