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Prunus pandora - Pandora Cherry

Prunus pandora is a cross between Prunus yedoensis and a Prunus subhirtella ‘Ascendens Rosea’. It is a small deciduous tree with stunning blossom and vase shaped crown.

Pink buds first appear on branches in spring and bloom profusely with single white flowers, turning the crown a pale blush pink. As the flowers drop from the tree, leaves emerge bronze, slowly turning fresh green. Lastly the crown changes to vibrant shades of yellow and orange in autumn.

Red cherry like fruits occur on occasion but it is uncommon.

Like all cherry trees, Prunus pandora is best grown on moist, well drained soil. Ensuring there is drainage is key as it does not like to be in wet ground.

Perfect for smaller gardens, it will reach a maximum height of around 6 metres and provide uniformity with its upright habit.

FACT: Prunus pandora was first cultivated in Surrey in 1939. Since then, the delicate flowers and hardy nature of the hybrid has made it an attractive tree for many gardens and the bees love them!

Plant Profile

Name: Prunus pandora

Common Name: Pandora Cherry

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 5.0-7.0m

Width: 3.0-4.0m

Demands: Full sun

Soil: Moist, well drained soil

Foliage: Bronzed leaves in spring time turn to dark green in summer. Later changing into reds and oranges in autumn

Flowers: Pink buds blooming into white flowers with a tint of blush

Prunus pandora info sheet

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