Cherry Blossom – This beautiful specimen was snapped here in Invercargill by one of our staff, dining out on the lovely PRUNUS yedoensis in full bloom…
PRUNUS – Cherry Blossom are magnificent for the beautiful blooms this time of year but also provide welcome nectar to our lovely Native Birdlife.
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PRUNUS ‘Accolade’ – Attractive smaller spreading tree with masses of semi-double rich pink flowers early spring. Vibrant orange to red autumn colour. An all-time favourite. Grows to 6 x 5m.
PRUNUS ‘Kanzan’ – Hardy and popular upright vase-shaped cherry blossom with attractive new coppery foliage and deep double pink blossom in October lasting for several weeks. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 6 x 4m.
PRUNUS ‘Mountain Haze’ – Medium sized spreading tree with masses of small white flowers with small deep pink centres covering the tree early spring. Autumn colour shades of orange, red and yellow. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 4–5m
PRUNUS ‘Pink Perfection’ – Lovely, fully double, frilled blooms of rosy-pink are carried in long, drooping clusters during October and November on an erectly spreading vase-shaped tree. Young foliage is an attractive bronze tone, turning green over summer and into spectacular orange shades over autumn. Deciduous, grows to 6 x 4m.
PRUNUS ‘Shimidsu Sakura’ or Moonlight Cherry – Beautiful smaller tree with graceful spreading form and double flowers opening pink and fading to blush white from October through to November. An ideal smaller avenue or garden ornamental tree. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 4 x 5m.
PRUNUS ‘Shirotae’ or Mt Fuji Cherry – Strong spreading horizontal growing habit. Snow white, fragrant large semi-double flowers in October combined with fresh green new foliage. Stunning autumn colour turning shades of orange gold and crimson. One of our favourite cherries. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 5 x 5m.
PRUNUS ‘Tai Haku’ or Great White Cherry – One of the largest and most spectacular wind hardy cherries, forms a tall tree with a spreading rounded crown. Has a large single pure white fragrant flower set amongst new coppery-bronze foliage mid-Spring. A spectacular specimen or avenue tree. Deciduous, grows to 8 x 6m.
PRUNUS ‘Ukon’ –An interesting tree with an upright vase-shaped form similar to Kanzan but has large semi-double greenish-yellow blossom in mid-October. New foliage is also coppery-red providing an interesting contrast. Deciduous, grows to 6 x 5m
PRUNUS yedoensis or Yoshino Cherry– Is our most hardy and favourite blossoming cherry, used extensively in street and garden plantings from Southland to Canterbury. It is one of the first cherries in flower, covered in a mass of almond-scented single blush white flowers early spring followed by brilliant orange to red autumn colour. It has a compact vase to spreading form. Excellent street or avenue tree. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 5 x 4m.