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March Monthly Inspiration
News and Gardening Tips
Even before the first magnolias burst into flower as the weather warms up there are some exciting new cherry trees in our 2020 catalogue which can make a welcome start to spring in a woodland garden.
Prunus ‘Kursar’ and Prunus ‘Shosar’ are small trees growing to about 10-15ft tall in around 15 years. In early March the bare branches are plastered in clusters of pink flowers from every twig. The long lasting flowers are able to resist early morning frosts and stand out as wonderful feature plants while the rest of the garden remains dormant early in March.
Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ has double pink flowers and makes a similar early impact as a small tree.
If you have not yet tried one of our new range of Matsumae cherries to follow on the cherry blossom season in late March or early April you certainly ought to. These new varieties of cherry were bred in Matsumae town in northern Japan where they are very used to much colder weather than we have seen in recent winters. They flower a little earlier than some of our best known street cherries such as Prunus ‘Kanzan’ or Prunus ‘Shirotae’ and are certainly trees which will become just as popular and widely grown.