A picture of a Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Prunus hillieri 'Spire'

Also known as

Cherry

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire Overview

Prunus 'Spire' is an ornamental tree that has a compact but upright habit, making it great addition for small gardens. It produces pale pink single flowers in early spring that can be 3cm in width.

Common problems with Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Can have new buds eaten by Bullfinches. They can be attacked by caterpillars and leaf mining moths. They can also suffer from bacterial canker and blossom wilt.

How to harvest Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Budding

Use chip buds to graft onto Prunus avian root stock.

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer and provide bottom heat.

Grafting

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Seed

Special features of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

The young leave emerge bronze in colour before turning green and then orange and red in autumn before falling.

Other uses of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire

This low maintenance tree suits being included in urban gardens as well as informal cottage gardens.