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Prunus 'Shirotae' 10L Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry.

Prunus 'Shirotae' 10L Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry.

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Prunus 'Shirotae' This ancient cultivar from Japan was named after Mount Fuji. Its name is used in reference to the spectacular white blossom of the tree. The name Shirotae is a Japanese word for the fine white cloth which is made from the pulpy bark of the paper Mulberry tree. 

The canopy reaches around 5-6m in height at its most, focusing more on reaching its branches out with a horizontal flat crown. Its creates spectacular mature forms which can transform any landscape.

In early Spring its buds open to an explosion of single and double pure white flowers. These can cause the branch tips to droop in delicate arches that greet the ground. They have a pleasant elegant aroma of honey which sweetly surrounds the tree, making it a firm favourite for bees.

• Non-evergreen tree with green leaves and scented white blossom in Spring • Other benefits: brown bark. Yellow foliage in Autumn • Wildlife attraction: bees • Height & spread (approx.) at 10 years: 7m x 6m • Position: likes sun • Soil pH: all soil types • Moisture: likes well drained soil, moisture retentive soil • Winter hardiness: very cold to -20

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