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Plants for Spring Interest – Prunus avium ‘Plena’

Prunus _avium_Plena

As far as spring flowerers go, this specimen is certainly one of the most aesthetically striking. Visually, Prunus avium ‘Plena’ creates an absolutely stunning display. You can expect it to reach full bloom in late April and early May, and will be able to enjoy views of the dense, clustered and startlingly white flowers, springing up along the symmetrically branched crown. It’s incredibly eye catching, and co-ordinates well with the brighter greens of spring. It’s also worth noting the calming orangey autumn foliage, so you don’t need to see it as an investment purely for springtime.

This species is a cultivated variety of the wild cherry, mainly characterised by a reduced ultimate height. Whereas the wild cherry can be expected to reach an ultimate height and spread of 15-20m, Prunus avium ‘Plena’ will instead stand at a more manageable 8-12m. If you’ve got the room, you won’t be disappointed planting it in the centre of your lawn as the garden’s centrepiece, though it’s equally stunning when planted as an avenue.

It’s fully hardy and low-maintenance, making it an excellent option for experts and beginners alike seeking additional spring colour. Once planted in moderately fertile, free-draining soil with access to full sun you shouldn’t have to work on it.

You can purchase this specimen on our site for as little as £32.00 for a small standard tree standing at two metres, or £375.00 for one as large as five. Prunus avium ‘Plena’ is a simply fantastic specimen to consider for your spring garden, with extravagant and long-lasting flowers.

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