Japanese flowering cherry
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: tolerates most soils
- Rate of growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: April to May
- 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.
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Bought this tree in June 2016 to replace a new tree of another species split by wind during gale. Started well but in late August a growing number of leaves shrivelled and turned brown but remained on tree. Concerned about possibility of leaf scorch, so cleaned off every damaged leaf from what is still a small tree and made sure that none remained on ground during the Autumn by frequent clearing up. Now March 2017, tree covered in what seem to be healthy buds, so I am waiting to see what happens this summer.
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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