20 years to reach maturity
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
Use chip buds to graft onto Prunus avian root stock.
Take softwood cuttings in early summer and provide bottom heat.
Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.
Special features of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Spire
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.