3.5m x 3m
Arching to semi-weeping. Propagated onto an approximate one or 1.75 metre 'standard' to form a small tree.
Shiny, dark green, with a finely serrate margin. Autumn colours yellowish-orange to reddish-orange.
Double, deep pink and dense with numerous petals (up to 70) in pendent clusters mid-spring.
Inedible, small fruit.
Bark / Trunk:
Young stems smooth, shiny brown with numerous cream lenticels.
Vigour / Longevity:
Full sun to part-shade, tolerant of frost.
Adaptable to varied site conditions.
Soil / Drainage:
Performs best in moist, well drained soils. Tolerates wetness for short periods.
If a formal weeping habit is desired, it is necessary to control the shape of this cultivar by removing upright growing vertical and crossing branches. May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.
Best growth and flowering on moist soils, provide extra water in dry summers.
Fertilise with a complete fertiliser after flowering.
Pests / Diseases:
The species and its cultivars are highly resistant.
An informally shaped semi-weeping cherry with a very showy mid-spring display of very dense, pendulous double flowers. It’s amazing show of flowers is the main reason for cultivation. Used heavily in Asian style gardens.
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