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Commonly known as Flowering cherry
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.
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Deciduous - elongated elliptical, dark green leaves to 5-8cm (2-3in) long, turning yellow-orange in autumn
Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Height - 15-20m (50-66ft)
Spread - 3-5m (10-16ft)
Tree - shrubby tree with polished, red-brown bark developing rings as it matures. Small, short-lived flowers in spring
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 - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Attracts bees
Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker
Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
Tree Shape - Conical -
- Pruning overlapping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning drooping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Prunus 'Okame', 'Kursar' & conradinae - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video