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Commonly known as Himalayan Cherry
DeciduousMid-green leaves 3-10cm (1¼-4in) long, paler and hairy beneath
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pale pink
TreeSmall, round-headed tree with glossy, tan or reddish brown bark and rusty-hairy young shoots. Produces solitary or paired flowers to 2cm (¾in) across with the leaves. Fruits are ellipsoid, dark red and 7-10mm (¼-½in) across
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowWildlife plant - insects and birdsOrnamental barkPests & DiseasesAphids, caterpillars, bullfinches, silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker, brown rotPlace of originHimalayas
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyRabbit Resistant
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