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Prunus Nipponica "Brilliant" - 80cm - 5Ltr

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  • Other common names Kurile cherry 'Brilliant'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • 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

  • Details 'Brilliant' is a dense, upright shrub or bushy tree to about 3m tall. It has chestnut-brown branches and the coarsely-toothed foliage emerges rusty-bronze in spring, turning green for summer then orange and red in autumn. The single, white flowers appear in mid-spring, before the leaves, and may be followed by purplish-black fruit. 

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in 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 Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

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

Pests May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and aphids

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