Japanese flowering cherry
- Position: full sun
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: rich pink
- Other features: very free flowering
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This is one of the most popular double flowering cherry trees available. In spring the tree is laden with large double, deep pink flowers shortly before the bronze foliage appears. In autumn the dark green leaves turn bronzy orange before they fall. A great tree for avenue planting or as a specimen tree planted in grass.
- 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.
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