Prunus - Wholesale Nurseries
When wholesalers and landscapers talk of prunus varieties they are usually refering to the flowering varieties. The flowering cherries are amongst the most popular of all small to medium flowering trees.
Some are grown primarily for the spring flowers, while others are useful as street trees, background trees in the garden and even as deciduous shade trees
Popular Prunus varieties available from wholesale growers include.
- Prunus cerasifolia - A number if varieties including the popular Atroprupureum sometimes called 'Pissardii Nigra. Small tree, upright in growth habit and grown for the purple foliage, goog pink flowers in spring and hardy. The variety 'Trailblazer' has a more spreading crown.
- Prunus laurocerasus - Commonly called the 'Cherry Laurel'. A bushy shrub, evergreen and dark green foliage. A useful screening tree, easily pruned to size if required.
- Prunus lusitanica - Thism is the Portuguese Laurel' similar to above however with attractive new red stems.
- Prunus serrula - Grow it for the brilliant mahogany coloured bark, looks like it has just been polished. Also small white flowers in spring
The group of Prunus known as 'Flowering Cherries' include a number of species and cultivars :
- Prunus Kiku-Shidare Sakura - Probably the best known and commonly called 'Cheals Weeping Cherry'. Beautiful small tree with double pink flowers.
- Prunus x yedoensis - Spring flowering, white to pink flowers.
- Prunus 'Kursar' - A hybrid reaching around 3m (9ft) in height. Deep pink flowers.
- Prunus 'Amanagowa' - The best flowering cherry for small gardens. A very upright habit, masses of pale lipstick pink flowers and an excellent plant for the border.
- Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' - With the benefit of flowering in winter this is an excellent tree, especially for those in milder climates.
Wholesale Prunus varieties are available for sale from the following Wholesale Growers
Deep Pool Lane, Station Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8AS
phone: 01276 857448
Includes: Prunus Accolade, Ama-no- gawa, Autumnalis, Autumnalis Rosea, Hillerii Spire, Kanzan, Pandora, Pissardii Nigra, Royal Burgundy, Shidare Sakura, Spring Glow, Tai Haku, Tibetica