Prunus Longipes, (Shogetsu)

 

Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry Tree. Decidous graceful tree with a spreading habit. Large, semi-double flowers, pink tinged in bud later opening pure white, hang all along the branches in pendant clusters on long stalks. The mid-green summer foliage turns orange to red in the autumn. Height: 5m, Spread 7m.

 

Tolerates most soil types, well drained. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring