Prunus x blireana
The attractive pink flowers appear on bare stems in early spring, and are followed by red purple foliage. The foliage matures to dark green before falling in autumn. This variety has a spreading growth habit. It will attract bees and provides shelter to birds and other wildlife once mature.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Pink
Suitable For Wildlife: Birds
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Main Attribute: Small Garden, Spring Blossom.
Height / Spread: 4m x 4m (13ft x 13ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: Medium - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Ornamental Prunus trees are commonly known as Ornamental Cherry Trees, but the genus Prunus also includes a wide variety of fruit trees.
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