Prunus × yedoensis 'Shidare-Yoshino'
Yoshino cherry 'Shidare-Yoshino'
'Shidare-yoshino' is a cultivar with weeping branches, arching to the ground. It produces a profusion of racemes of 5 or 6 bowl-shaped, pale-pink flowers, fading to nearly-white and 4cm across, in early spring before the dark green leaves emerge
SynonymsPrunus 'Yoshino Pendula'
Prunus × yedoensis 'Pendula'
see morePrunus × yedoensis 'Pendula'
Prunus × yedoensis 'Perpendens'
Prunus × yedoensis f. perpendens
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildlife gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
May be susceptible to damage from caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches
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