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General Needs

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

Description

Prunus genus (Cherry). This is a large genus; there are many shrubby species but most are trees. Many species are deciduous and will bloom in the spring; they produce scented 5-petalled, pink or white flowers. The leaves are simple with serrated edges.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

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

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn. Propagate deciduous hybrids by softwood cuttings in summer. Increase evergreens by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Bullfinches may eat flower buds and foliage may be attacked by aphids, caterpillars and the fungal disease silver leaf. Flowering cherries are prone to a fungus that causes abnormal crowded shoots (sometimes called witches' brooms).

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