Prunus x 'Shirotae'
(Mount Fuji Cherry) A truly spectacular small tree, Prunus x 'Shirotae' has distinctive horizontal branches, some eventually arching to the ground, festooned with slightly fragrant, semi-double, large white flowers in spring.
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A truly spectacular small tree, Prunus x 'Shirotae' has distinctive horizontal branches, some eventually arching to the ground, festooned with slightly fragrant, semi-double, large white flowers in spring. The leaves are bright green, turning shades of bronze yellow or orange before falling in autumn.
Prunus x 'Shirotae' grows into an elegant garden tree and is a wonderful sight to behold in April when in full flower!
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil. Tolerates damp but well drained soil. Avoid waterlogged areas.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Prunus x 'Shirotae' grows to be a small branching tree with a spreading habit once established.
- Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
- Notes: Prunus x 'Shirotae' are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Spring (March - May)
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