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Prunus serrula

Tibetan cherry

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour

White

Feature

Colourful bark, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

There are about 200 different species of prunus, ranging from large evergreen trees to small deciduous shrubs. P. serrula is one of the best trees for a small garden. It forms a rounded shape with dark green leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. Its main feature is its bark, which is a wonderful, glossy coppery-red. Its spring flowers are small and white and it bears tiny fruits in autumn.

Family: Roseaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: serrula

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 1000cm


Reader reviews

junevthomson

Are the fruits edible or ornamental?


Woodgreen wonderboy

Fruits definitely ornamental... in fact they are so small that I am not sure if I have ever noticed them. You grow this tree for the bark... the Sheraton tree, says it all.


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