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DeciduousOval-elliptic, dark-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn.
WhiteFading to pink
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightSlow-growing, bushy, umbrella-shaped, shrub or small tree
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Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
PRUNUS nipponica var. kurilensis 'Brilliant'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowRed sepals remain after the petals have fallen.Ornamental barkPests & DiseasesAphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
Leaf marginSerrateCoarsely serrate(see photos above)
(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