50 years to reach maturity
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Tibetan Cherry Overview
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.
Common problems with Tibetan Cherry
Can also be affected by leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
How to propagate Tibetan Cherry
Softwood cuttings taken in early summer, bottom heat is advised for good root development.
Special features of Tibetan Cherry
Attractive leaves and ornamental bark.
Other uses of Tibetan Cherry
Hedging, specimen and bark