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Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'

Description: A popular form with a mass of pink flower buds opening to a profusion of pinky white blossom in March and April.  These look stunning against the unfurling dark red young foliage turning dark purple through the summer.

Uses: Suitable for smaller gardens and urban areas as the plant is easy to grow and manage. Responds well to pruning - good when grown as a hedging plant.

Climate/Position: Open sunny position preferred to ensure best shape and flowering..

Height/Spread: Up to 8 metres if grown as a tree but good for hedge of 1.8 metres.

Soil Requirements: Tolerant of most well drained soils including lime/chalky soils.

Pruning: Though generally no pruning is necessary except shaping young trees or removal of crossing branches. The tree does respond well to pruning and can be grown as an attractive flowering hedge. Prune in mid summer after flowering.

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Additional Interest: Originally discovered as a sport before 1880 by Mons Pissard, gardener to the Shak of Persia.