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Prunus x subhirtella - 'Pendula Rosea'

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Prunus x subhirtella - Cultivation Notes

The ornamental cherry makes an ideal small tree in a lawn or border, providing a burst of spring blossom followed by much needed dappled summer shade. The flowering cherry will tolerate all but the harshest soils - avoiding water logged or chalk soils - and will grow in full sun or part shade. Allow this tree to grow freely as a specimen and avoid pruning if possible.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Prunus x subhirtella:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Prunus x subhirtella

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Prunus x subhirtella:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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