An unusual cherry, Prunus serrula is renowned for its polished, mahogany brown bark which is evident even on young specimens and very smooth to the touch. It has narrow, willow-like, dark green leaves unlike any other cherry and casts only light shade. In spring each year sporadic white flowers appear on the branches.
Prunus serrula is a wonderful garden tree which gives a jaw-dropping winter display!
Supplied Size: 5L container (100 – 150 cm tall))
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Prunus serrula grows to be a small or eventually a medium sized tree with a rounded crown once established.
- Height: 10 m (32 ft)
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
- Notes: Prunus are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations. This plant was formerly called Prunus tibetica.