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.
Early-summer- flowering shrubs can be pruned this month to keep them vigorous and flowering well. It is also the ideal time to prune several trees that are prone to bleeding if pruned at other times, and it’s not too late...Read full article