Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: October to April
- Flower colour: white tinged pink
- Other features: a perfect tree for the winter garden
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A stunning tree for the winter garden. Tiny white flowers open from deep pink buds on mild autumn days, continuing to bloom sporadically throughout the winter. The wand-like branches clustered with flowers are useful for cutting and taking indoors. An excellent small tree for a sunny garden.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.
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Comments about Crocus Prunusxsubhirtella'Autumnalis':
This is a wonderful rewarding tree for a small garden. The cheery small pink flowers grow on the bare stem in winter and continue through to Spring. I can't recommend it highly enough - I fully intend to buy a second one once they are in stock again this Autumn.
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Q:Is it ok to plant this tree where an autumn flowering prunus has been? The previuos tree died this year.Asked on 9/20/2013 by strangeways from Oxfordshire
It depends why the previous tree died. Ornamental cherries are relatively short lived, so if it died of natural causes, then yes it is fine to replant with another Prunus. However if the death was due to another cause, like a disease then I wouldn't.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 9/23/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
Q:Am I ok planting in winter?
Hello, Sorry to trouble you, but being new to gardening I was hoping you would be kind enough to help me....... Can you please let me know if it's OK for me to plant these plants listed below now, or should I wait? I've read a number of different opinions and hence confused. I'd hate to plant them and they end up dying! Many thanks Richard Phyllostachys nigra Prunus 'Amanogawa' Sorbus vilmorinii Prunus ?? subhirtella 'Autumnalis'Asked on 1/1/2010 by Richard Hollidge
A:Hello Richard, All the plants are fully hardy so can be planted out at any time as long as the ground isn't frozen. Therefore I would leave them in their pots until the ground is not frozen solid and then get them in the ground. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 1/5/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:How do I plant my Cherry blossom tree?
Hi, What is the depth of hole I should dig for the Cherry tree 10L pot please? What type of compost should I use? Should I plant the pot the plant comes in as well or remove it before planting? How often should I be watering this tree if I plant it within the next two weeks? i.e. Ever other day for two weeks, etc. Regards, ScottAsked on 6/30/2009 by Scott Gilmour
A:Hello Scott, You should dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the existing rootball of the plant. You should then dig in lots of composted organic matter (or John Innes No 3 compost) and backfill until the plant will sit (without its pot) at the same soil level as it had in the pot. You can then gently backfill the sides around the rootball and firm it down without compacting it. As for watering, this will depend on a number of factors, but to be sure all you need to do is keep an eye on it and water it when the surrounding soil feels dry. We do have an article on how to plant on our site which you may find useful - just click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/features/_/artcat.114/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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