Prunus serrula

Prunus serrula

Tibetan Cherry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Prunus serrula
  • Common name: Tibetan Cherry
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 10m

Spread: 10m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Colourful bark, Flowers

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Prunus serrula has polished mahogany coloured bark, which peels away in bands with age. It's a great choice for adding a touch of drama in winter, and is valuablefor the rest of the year too. In spring, it bears bowl-shaped white flowers just before the leaves emerge, which are followed by small cherries in summer. In autumn, its green leaves turn yellow before they fall.

For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Incorporate plenty of oganic matter such as well-rotted manure in the planting hole when planting. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches in summer.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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