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Prunus ‘Shirotae’

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A spectacular small tree, Prunus x 'Shirotae' has distinctive, spreading horizontal branches, some eventually arching to the ground, festooned with slightly fragrant, semi-double, large white flowers in early spring. Leaves are bright green, turning bronze yellow or orange before falling in autumn.

An elegant tree, wonderful to behold in April in full flower!

Supplied Size: 5L containers (2-3 year old, 125-160 cm tall)

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Prunus ‘Shirotae’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Prunus ‘Shirotae’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Prunus ‘Shirotae’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Prunus x 'Shirotae' grows to be a small branching tree with a spreading habit once established.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Notes: Prunus x 'Shirotae' are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations.

Plant Finder: about Prunus ‘Shirotae’

Common names

Cherry ornamental


Prunus ‘Shirotae’ (Cherry ornamental). Also known as P. 'Hosokawa' and P. 'Mount Fuji'. A spreading, deciduous tree with elliptical leaves which are pale green when young, turning to dark green, then orange-red in autumn, borne on arching branches. Cup-shaped, semi-double, fragrant, white flowers appear in clusters in mid spring.


You should plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, remember to protection from strong winds. Trim deciduous hedges after flowering, evergreen ones in early or mid-spring.

Interest and use

They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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