Prunus 'Snow Showers'
weeping Fuji cherry (syn. 'Hillings Weeping')
- Position: full sun
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: retains its shape well
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The cascading crown of this miniature tree has been grafted onto a straight, upright stem measuring 90cm tall. Its branches are laden with single, white flowers in spring - just before the leaves start to emerge. This prolific display is impressive, as is the trees ability to maintain its compact form, making it particularly suitable for smaller gardens. It can also be potted up into a large container and kept on a sunny terrace, where you can enjoy the spectacle close-up. The autumn colours the leaves turn before they drop are pretty good too!
- 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