Japanese flowering cherry
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: yellowish white
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A vigorous Japanese flowering cherry with bronze new foliage which becomes dark green with age. In mid-spring the tree is laden with clusters of double, yellowish white flowers which open from pink buds. The attractive spreading habit and umbrella-like canopy make this a lovely tree for any 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