Prunus Shirotae

Prunus Shirotae white flower

White Cherry Tree

Prunus ‘Shirotae’, also known as white cherry or Mount Fuji Cherry, is a small tree, which grows to approximately 6 metres. Yet it is a strong growing variety, and when young grows with a gentle weeping form, which develops to more horizontal form, as the tree grows older. 

Common Name: Mount Fuji Cherry
Family: Rosaceae
Planting: Grows best in fertile, well drained soil, with plenty of exposure to sun.
Leaves: Bright green turning shades of yellow and orange in autumn.
Flowers: Blooms in mid April, with fragrant white flowers.
Bark: Reddish brown bark with distinctive horizontal lenticels. 

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