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Prunus himalaica (Himalayan cherry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Prunus himalaica

Other names

Himalayan cherry

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Species

P. himalaica - P. himalaica is a columnar, deciduous shrub or small tree with glossy, purple-brown to reddish-brown bark, prominenetly marked with horizontal lenticels, elliptic, toothed, minutely hairy, bright green leaves, and umbels of white to pale pink flowers in mid- to late spring.


Prunus himalaica is: Deciduous

Habit

Broadly columnar

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Canker Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Canker

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is prevalent.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Prunus himalaica (Himalayan cherry) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grown in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Prunus himalaica

Other names

Himalayan cherry

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Species

P. himalaica - P. himalaica is a columnar, deciduous shrub or small tree with glossy, purple-brown to reddish-brown bark, prominenetly marked with horizontal lenticels, elliptic, toothed, minutely hairy, bright green leaves, and umbels of white to pale pink flowers in mid- to late spring.

Native to

Nepal

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Broadly columnar


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths

Specific diseases

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Canker

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is prevalent.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Prunus himalaica (Himalayan cherry) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grown in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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