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Prunus × yedoensis 'Ivensii'
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Yoshino cherry 'ivensii'

'Ivensii' is a small, vigorous, weeping tree, with an ultimate height and spread of up to 8m, with oval green leaves, 6-12cm long, which turn yellow in the autumn. The main branches are horizontal whilst the long, slender branchlets droop down and are covered in spring with cascades of delicately almond-scented, white flowers up to 2.5cm across

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Pendulous weeping
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 any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

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

Pests

May be susceptible to damage from caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches

Diseases

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

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