• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

Cherry 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

Cherry 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Cherry 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

  • Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' is a small deciduous tree, the branches arching from the trunk. Leaves bronze when young, later glossy green. Flowers fully double, rich pink, to 3.5cm wide, in late spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Pendulous_Weeping#Pendulous/Weeping

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful.

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem

Pests May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches

Diseases May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt

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