|Latin name:||Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted shrub|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - June|
|Growing Height:||500 - 600 cm|
|Planting distance:||300 - 400 cm|
Prunus serrulata grows best in the open ground. Make sure the root ball is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly. Put the root ball of the Prunus serrulata at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Place a sturdy tree stake next to it and attach a tree strap around the pole and trunk. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. Prunus serrulata grows well in fertile garden soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and granulated cow manure. Place your tree in an area with complete sunshine.
The Prunus serrulata is a strong tree that requires minimal maintenance. In June, you can remove the branches that are too long and misplaced branches and if necessary completely remove branches with a different flower colour. Further pruning is not necessary.
Prunus serrulata is a slow grower that takes up little space and is therefore suitable for a small garden. It also experiences a very rich bloom. In April and May, its branches get smothered with light pale pink flowers - just imagine them! Prunus serrulata is also an excellent specimen as a solitary. Originally from Japan Prunus serrulata is often called the Japanese flowering cherry.