- Position: full sun
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March
- Flower colour: shell-pink
- Other features: will tolerate chalky soils
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Spreading tree with masses of shell-pink, spring flowers and attractive bronze red new leaves which turn dark green in summer. In autumn, the foliage turns a vibrant orange. An ornamental cherry ideal for small, urban gardens or one where space is restricted.
- 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 to complete the pruning jobs forRead full article