The wonderfully named ‘Moonlight Cherry’ were often planted by the river, close to Buddhist temples in ancient Japan. They certainly have a very calming elegance, with double flowers opening in vibrant pink before fading to blush white. As a smaller tree, it doesn’t overpower the landscape but rather gently adds a visual flourish which is undeniably calming and attractive. As such, it makes for a perfect garden ornamental tree. Despite the diminutive size ( 4 x 5m), this deciduous tree is quite hardy.
Suitable for: Avenues, group or specimen planting.
Features: Beautiful double blossom opening pink fading to blush white.
Botanical Name: PRUNUS serrulata Shimidsu Sakura