Plant of the month: Prunus serrulata 'Shirofugen'
This small ornamental tree is native to Japan and is also commonly called the Japanese flowering cherry tree. It grows up to 6-8m high and 5-6m wide. It comes into flowers in April-May with outstanding pale pink double blossoms. The leaves are bronze when bursting and then green over the rest of spring and summer. In autumn the leaves turn into orange-red colors before falling down. It offers at that time a wonderful show of vibrant colors. It grows in a vase-shape and make really pretty multistems. It is tolerant to any kind of soil. A perfect choice to bring elegance and softness to a landscape or a garden design. This variety received an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the Royal Horticulture Society for its stricking ornamental benefits.
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