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Tibetan Cherry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus serrula syn. Prunus serrula var. tibetica, Prunus tibetica

 

Tibetan Cherry

The Tibetan Cherry is small deciduous tree with mahogany red bark. The common name of Birch Bark Cherry is due to the way the old bark strips away to reveal shiny new layers. It has narrow, oval leaves that make for dappled shade, so some plants and bulbs can be planted round the trunk. The tree bears small white flowers, which may develop to small red, bitter fruit. The foliage turns yellow in Autumn, contrasting wonderfully with the bark.

 
plant Features
  • Tibetan Cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tibetan Cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tibetan Cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Tibetan Cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Tibetan Cherry

Latin name

Prunus serrula syn. Prunus serrula var. tibetica, Prunus tibetica

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tibetan Cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tibetan Cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Tibetan Cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Tibetan Cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tibetan Cherry is 8.00meters x 10.00meters 8.00 M 10.00 M

Prunus serrula syn. Prunus serrula var. tibetica, Prunus tibetica

The Tibetan Cherry is small deciduous tree with mahogany red bark. The common name of Birch Bark Cherry is due to the way the old bark strips away to reveal shiny new layers. It has narrow, oval leaves that make for dappled shade, so some plants and bulbs can be planted round the trunk. The tree bears small white flowers, which may develop to small red, bitter fruit. The foliage turns yellow in Autumn, contrasting wonderfully with the bark.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cherries prefer deep, fertile and well-drained soil with pH 6.5-6.7. They dislike shallow, sandy or badly drained soils. Acid cherries tolerate some shade and are suitable as fan-trained trees against north-facing walls or fences, or as open centred bush trees. Best planted in full sunlight.

 
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