Japanese flowering cherry
- Position: full sun
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: fragrant flowers in mid-spring
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Pale green new foliage darkens with age before turning orange and red in autumn. This is spreading tree has slightly arching branches that are covered with cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers in mid-spring. A lovely tree for the small to medium sized garden.
- 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: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
Q:Please recommend a spring flowering tree or shrub
I had a new grandson born on 7th April whose name is Evan, I wondered if there was any plant shrub or tree that you could recommend either flowering in April or related to his name.Asked on 28/4/2006 by Catherine
A:This is a lovely idea, but I'm afraid we don't have any plants that have 'Evan' in their name. We do however have some beautiful trees that flower in spring - just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. 'Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=763&CategoryID= 'Crataegus laevigata Paul's Scarlet' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1050&CategoryID= 'Malus domestica Cox Orange Pippin (self-fertile)' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1853&CategoryID= 'Malus Royalty' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4595&CategoryID= 'Prunus Shirotae' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4646&CategoryID=Answered on 2/5/2006 by Crocus
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