Prunus 'Pink Shell'
cherry 'Pink Shell'
'Pink Shell' is a small, spreading, deciduous tree, to 8m tall, the light green young leaves contrasting with the delicate, single, pale pink, hanging, cup-shaped blooms 2cm wide
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–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 moderately fertile soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and aphids
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