Prunus serrula

birch bark cherry

10lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £47.99 £42.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: tolerates most soils
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This tree has something to offer throughout the year. Its polished mahogany coloured bark, which peels away in bands with age, is especially valuable in winter, when it will add a splash of much-needed colour to the garden. In spring, it has bowl-shaped white flowers, which appear just as the leaves are starting to emerge, and these are followed by small cherry-like fruit. Finally, as the autumn progresses, the normally green leaves take on rich buttery tones before they drop.

  • 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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  • Q:

    Hello,

    Can I grow Prunus serrula in a large pot?

    If not, could you recommend other small trees that have different season interest that can be grown in large pots?

    Thank you
    Asked on 4/17/2013 by Auntie S from London

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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, Scott
    Asked on 6/30/2009 by Scott Gilmour

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      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 Doctor

      Answered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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