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Commonly known as Birch-bark cherry, Tibetan cherry
Deciduous - lance-shaped, tapered, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) turning yellow in autumn
Height - 10m (33ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - rounded shape with peeling, glossy, copper-brown bark. Produces flowers 2cm (¾in) across, solitary or in umbels of 2-4 as the leaves emerge followed by ovoid, cherry-like fruit 1cm (½in) long
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Additional Features - Ornamental bark
Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
Place of origin - western China
Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped
Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.