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Commonly known as Cherry tree
The family of stone fruits, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and almonds, and a dazzling array of ornamentals, all within the greater rose family. In Japan sakura zensen (the cherry blossom front) is followed northwards and is a cause of much celebration.
Because cherry flowers bloom en masse and because of their ephemeral nature they can provide one of the best horticultural events of the year when even a modest tree can provide a snowstorm of petals, falling to cover the ground beneath.
Genus of more than 200 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs widely distributed in northern temperate regions and the mountains of southeastern Asia. Because of their food and ornamental value they have been transported to most parts of the world where some have become naturalised.
UK natives are P. avium, wild cherry, P. padus, bird cherry and P spinosa, blackthorn or sloe.
Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant - edible fruited species
Partial shade - evergreens will tolerate partial shade
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these. - non-edible species
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for attractive white or pink flowers, bark colour, edible fruits, hedging, screening and ground cover
Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Peach leaf curl, silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
Place of origin - widely distributed in northern temperate regions, the Andes and mountains of south-east Asia
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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