Details
'Brilliant' is a dense, upright shrub or bushy tree to about 3m tall. It has chestnut-brown branches and the coarsely-toothed foliage emerges rusty-bronze in spring, turning green for summer then orange and red in autumn. The single, white flowers appear in mid-spring, before the leaves, and may be followed by purplish-black fruit

Hardiness
H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

Aspect
South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

Exposure
Sheltered or Exposed

Moisture
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil
Sand, Clay, Loam

pH

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size
Ultimate height
2.5-4 metres
Ultimate spread
1.5-2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagation
Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care
Pruning
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
Pests
May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and aphids
Diseases
May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt

Prunus nipponica 'Brilliant'

£48.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ