PRUNUS tenella 'Fire Hill'

Commonly known as Dwarf Russian almond

FRUITING CHERRIES

Suckering shrub with brilliant rose-red flowers. The most attractive of all the dwarf almonds and ideal for growing in a heather bed
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PRUNUS tenella 'Fire Hill'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Bush £25.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Dark pink
  • Height
    To 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    To 1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Grafted small half standards, bushy shrub with upright shoots. Produces flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across, solitary or in profuse clusters of 2 or 3, with the leaves. Fruits are almond-like, velvety, grey-yellow to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, caterpillars, silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
  • Place of origin
    central Europe to Russia
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate see photos above
  • Obovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Prunus / Fruiting Cherry Trees - Growing Guide
to 1.5m (5ft)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  to 1.5m (5ft)
 

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