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.
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