Prunus serrulata 'Cheals' or 'Kiku-shidare'

Double-pink Weeping Cherry

A beautiful weeping cherry renowned for its large, showy clusters of double-pink blossoms in spring.

Features: Stunning blossoms. Weeping habit. Autumn colour.
Applications: Specimen tree for lawns, garden beds, or avenues
Description This is a stunning specimen weeping tree. Autumn foliage colour is yellow, orange or scarlet autumn while flowers are typically rosy-pink. Cherries are suitable as lawn specimens, but can be planted in garden beds, borders or small groves. Consider with companion plantings of azaleas and rhododendrons. It is a robust tree in suitable sites, adaptable to a range of conditions, but preferring moist, well drained fertile soils and a location with good light. Sheltering from strong winds will help with longer retention of blossoms.
Availability: Torbay : 100L, Large standard
Mature height: 4-5
Mature spread: 3-4
Canopy: Open, weeping standard. Offers limited shade.
Growth rate: Moderate
Cautions: Remove any understock suckers. Avoid strong wind. Ornamental, not fruit-bearing.
Tolerances: Frost hardy
Sun demands: Full to part sun
Soil demands: Prefers moist and fertile soils - acid to alkaline
Water demands: Moderate
Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Deciduous
Family: Rosaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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