prunus shimidsu sakura - Japanese Cherry — Blushing Bride
Prunus shimidsu Sakura is a small, slow growing deciduous flowering ornamental cherry, with an elegant vase shape, wide spreading habit.
The Prunus shimidsu Sakura has beautiful delicate blossom that hang down in clusters of large double flowers 5cm in width, opening pink and fading to bright white as the season progresses.
The tree also offers interest during the autumnal months. The young leaves starting as pale bronze green, maturing to darker green leading to orange / red in the autumn.
FACT: The Prunus shimidsu Sakura holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
FACT: There are over 600 varieties of sakura in Japan.
FACT: 27th March is the official “Sakura Day” in Japan.
Name: Prunus shimidsu Sakura
Common Name: Japanese Cherry — Blushing Bride
Demands: All aspect facing, sheltered or exposed
Soil: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Flowers: White double flower
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