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Collingwood Ingram ornamental cherry trees

Prunus
Collingwood Ingram has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering month: March
  • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 2012
An outstanding small flowering cherry, with deep pink blossom and attractive autumn colour.

Collingwood Ingram ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

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Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Collingwood Ingram is an outstanding small flowering cherry tree, and a perfect choice for the smaller garden.

The main attraction is the profusion of dusky deep pink blossom, which arrives in early spring ahead of the leaves.

In autumn the leaves turn orange, providing a further splash of colour in the garden.

How to grow

Collingwood Ingram is susceptible to cherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii) which causes small dark red spots on the leaves.  This infection is sometimes known as "shot hole" in fruiting cherries, but does not seem to affect flowering cherries as severely. Infections are more prevalent in areas with warm wet spring weather. Infection can be minimised or avoided altogether by the simple precaution of clearing up dead leaves in the autumn, which is where the fungus which causes the infection over-winters.

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History

This cherry is named after Captain Collingwood Ingram, an English enthusiast of Japanese flowering cherries. During the first half of the 20th century he was responsible for introducing a large number of ornamental cherries from China and Japan to western gardeners.

Prunus Collingwood Ingram is a seedling of Prunus Kursar, and therefore essentially a form of Prunus campanulata - the Formosan Cherry. Its small compact upright shape and dark pink blossom are both characteristic of this species. It can be perhaps considered an improved form of Kursar - although Kursar is itself one of the most outstanding small flowering cherries.

Collingwood Ingram characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Blossom colourPink - dark
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)