Birch-Bark Tree, Birchbark Cherry, Ornamental Cherry
Also known as Tibetan cherry, Prunus serrula is a deciduous tree with attractive ornamental bark and foliage. Leaves are thin and the bark is coloured copper-brown, with a glossy finish. Flowers are arranged in small clusters, they are 5-petalled and white, with long, orange-yellow tipped anthers.
Softwood cuttings taken in early summer, bottom heat is advised for good root development.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Can also be affected by leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.