Fuji cherry

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'

Fuji cherry - Prunus incisa  'Kojo-no-mai'

Common Name: Fuji cherry
Genus: Prunus
Species: incisa
Cultivar: 'Kojo-no-mai'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, RedFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This is a pretty delicate-looking deciduous shrub with wiry twigs that burst into life in late winter and early spring when the crimson buds open to display pale pink flowers. The young leaves are long and pale green growing darker with age and turning glorious shades of red and orange in autumn. It has compact rounded shape and a gently spreading habit which makes it an excellent shrub for small gardens or for a Japanese-style garden.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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