Prunus ‘Shirofugen’ was introduced to the UK in the 1990s and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and is considered one of the best cherries available producing a show of flowers rarely rivalled in other species of cherries.
It is a beautiful pink flowering cherry that is one of the last to produce its flowers and thus holds its display until late spring. Its’ beautiful double white flowers gradually turn pink, the colours through the flowering period are very different.
This brilliant tree is a great choice for maximising flowering, displaying white and pink flowers, and for the length of time it holds onto them.
New foliage is copper in colour, contrasting nicely with pink flowers. It turns green to orange in autumn.
Prunus ‘Shirofugen’ is a small tree which produces a fairly spreading shaped crown.
Toleratant of most soils, this cherry prefers well drained conditions.
This tree is good for bees and other pollinators.
Mature height: 5-8m