A picture of a Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Prunus 'Shirotae'

Also known as

Cherry ornamental

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Prunus Sato-Zakura 'Shirotae' in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris 013
A photo of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae' Overview

Prunus 'Shirotae' is a small, spreading, deciduous tree from the Rosaceae family. It forms a spreading, flat crown, producing green young foliage that contrasts attractively with the fragrant, pure white, sometimes pink-flushed, semi-double flowers. These measure around 5cm across. The foliage displays attractive autumn colouration, turning beautiful shades of brilliant orange and red in the autumn. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Can be attacked by leaf mining moths, bullfinches and caterpillars. It can also suffer from bacterial canker, blossom wilt & silver leaf.

How to harvest Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Budding

Grafting

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings.

Seed

You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.

Special features of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Other uses of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'

This low maintenance tree is often planted as a specimen tree for it's spring & autumn interest.