Pink Perfection Flowering Cherry
While the name is prosaic, Prunus 'Pink Perfection' is unerringly accurate in describing this cultivar. Flowering in groups of three to seven flowers, red buds become pink when fully opened. Flowers are quite large, up to 6cm in diameter. One of the most densely flowered of the flowering cherries it is totally covered in flowers before the foliage starts to assert itself. Young foliage is light bronze-green maturing to green.
A small tree to around 5m. With a little formative pruning older trees develop a fountain-like shape with ascending branches towards the centre and outer, thinner branches hanging down.
Kuitert, W with Peterse, A (1999) Japanese Flowering Cherries. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon
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