Prunus 'SHIROFUGEN'

Prunus
Prunus  'SHIROFUGEN'
flowering cherry
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 4-6m
USUAL WIDTH 2-5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:white a pink
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Looking into the crown of this Japanese flowing cherry it is clear why people in Japan take a bow in front of them and organize sakura festivals. It is not only because of their beauty, they also believe that their trunks hold spirits of the dead, and finally they manifest the new life emerging in early spring.

Shirofugen is a Japanese cherry variety of unique beauty. It bears double flowers that open from clear pink buds and hold that pink shade at the margins until they open entirely while centres are pure white. This creates an amazing pink-glowing, neon-lit-like effect. Later they turn almost white. Profusion of delicate but rich flowers makes the tree look like a fluffy cloud floating on azure blue sky. Shirofugen flowers from end April until mid May.

Deciduous leaves are 10-12 cm long, rich green, serrated, turning beautiful scarlet red and golden orange in autumn. The crown is rather shallow and spreading.

When planting it, make sure the root-ball is well soaked with water. Use humus-enriched soil which will remain moist, not wet. Cherries are said to do better in acidic soil but are quite adaptable. Pruning, if needed, should be done immediately after flowering to prevent silver leaf and bacteria canker, and to encourage new growths that will bear flowers. Fully hardy to min. -30°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 28-04-2010
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Prunus  'SHIROFUGEN' height of stem 180-190 cm, girth 8-10 cm, ball
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
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  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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