Prunus avium 'Plena'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A large, spreading tree that is smothered in long-lasting, double white blossom in mid-spring with the new leaves, followed by small reddish fruit. The leaves are dark green and turn rich, vibrant red in autumn. It forms a natural pyramid shape becoming rounded with age, making it an ideal choice for a large garden or as an avenue tree. It is a particularly versatile variety that will tolerate most soils.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting the hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.
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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 30/6/2009 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 4/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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