Tibetan Cherry

Prunus serrula

Birch-Bark Tree, Birchbark Cherry, Ornamental Cherry

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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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings taken in early summer, bottom heat is advised for good root development.

Budding

Chip-budding

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White

Problems

Can also be affected by leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
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