Prunus 'Pink Perfection'
Description: The clusters of flowers on long stalks are both double and semi double and are bright pink but often look like multiple shades and are very attractive. Mid spring flowering as the bronze leaves start to emerge which then turn green for the summer and shades of yellow pink and sort orange in the autumn. The tree develops a broad top. Many people favourite so a good choice amongst the flowering cherries.
Uses: Lawn specimen or speading tree in a border.
Climate/Position: Sunny position needing space for the spreading branches.
Height/Spread: 7 metres height and spread.
Soil Requirements: Moist well drained soils.
Pruning: Limited pruning should be required but if needed then remove dead dying or diseased branches and undertake any shaping after the tree has flowered in early summer.
Additional Interest: Found at Waterers Nursery in 1935 as a chance seedling from 'Shimidsu Zakura' ('Shogetsu') probably crossed with 'Kanzan'