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Prunus maackii 'Amber Beauty'

Manchurian cherry 'Amber Beauty'

'Amber Beauty' is a medium-sized, conical, deciduous tree with shiny, golden-brown bark, peeling once mature. Small, scented, fluffy, white flowers are produced in clusters in spring, followed by small, black, cherry-like fruit. The small, dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Brown Gold White Green
Summer Brown Gold Green
Autumn Brown Gold Yellow Black
Winter Brown Gold
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem

Pests

May be affected by aphids and caterpillars

Diseases

May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt

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