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Prunus cerasifera ‘Pendula’

Cherry plum

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to December
  • Height8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Prunus cerasifera ‘Pendula’ (Cherry plum). This deciduous, weeping tree has green leaves with white flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Japan and Southeastern Asia

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging, ornamental, foliage, fruit

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Remember to protect from strong winds.

Propagation

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

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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