10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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'
Take softwood cuttings.
You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.
Special features of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'
Other uses of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shirotae'
This low maintenance tree is often planted as a specimen tree for it's spring & autumn interest.