Growing Calendar for Prunus Shirotae -Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Flowering cherry tree Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is a small deciduous cherry tree with an attractive weeping habit.
This flowering cherry tree is unusual because it flowers when most other trees are bare. The single flowers are single and a deep, rose pink. They emerge from darker pink buds and give an airy display, blooming in mild spells between November and February. In autumn the leaves turn from green to yellow to give good autumn colour. Prunus ‘PendulaRubra’ is ideal for a small or medium garden.
This tree has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent garden tree. Although flowering cherry trees are related to the edible cherries (they are all members of the prunus family), these ornamental cherry trees are grown for their beautiful blossom and good autumn colour. Many also have attractive satiny bark, so the trees remain interesting all through the year.
If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.
Prune Ornamental Cherries in summer to prevent the risk of silver leaf disease and bacterial canker entering the pruning cuts.
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 8m/26ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
a very healthy tree. can see well established roots
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.