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Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree
Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree

Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree

£26.40

Tibetan Cherry tree-Also known as 'birch bark cherry' this tree is known in horticulture for its spectacular bark. The burnished mahogany-coloured stems are unique. Rich fertile soil is required for the best effect. Rapid growth will ensure that the bark will peel more often and in larger papery horizontal sheets. Newly exposed bark is the cleanest and brightest of all. The temptation to strip off bark artificially to reveal the brilliance below should be resisted. Peeling off bark prematurely will result in a longer period of time before the tree is ready to exfoliate again. The best size of stem to display this feature is about 20cm diameter. However trees as small as 7cm look good, and the effect is till reasonably good on stems 40cm thick. By this size it is the branches that have become the main bark feature. The leaves are lanceolate like willow, 4-10cm long with a rounded base. The insignificant flowers are white and single with 5 8mm petals. They are usually few and far between. Trees 10 metres tall are known but most are less. The fruits, which are seldom produced in Britain are oval, 1.2cm long, with a ribbed stone. The species was introduced to Britain from West China in 1908.

Size: in 10yrs = 3 metres - 20 yrs=6 metres-event.hgt 10metres
Environment: Easy to grow on most soils but do need warm sunny positions
Key Features: Superb peeling glossy red bark when more mature plus the bonus of producing white flowers in spring.
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Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree (Prunus Serrula) 120/150br Barerooted £34.80 £26.40 £26.40 £26.40 £26.40
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