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Shosar ornamental cherry trees

Prunus campanulata x incisa x sargentii
Shosar has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering month: March
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 2012
An upright fastigate flowering cherry with pink blossom and good autumn leaf colours.

Shosar 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.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

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

Shosar is an unusual hybrid flowering cherry, quite obviously related to the classic vigorous pink-blossomed Sargent's Cherry, yet smaller and noticiably more upright.

The large pink single flowers with dark centres are the main attraction, but unusually for a flowering cherry Shosar also has attractive autumn leaf colours.

History

Prunus Shosar was raised by the famous British flowering cherry enthusiast Captain Collingwood Ingram. It is a cross between Prunus incisa (the Fuji cherry) and Prunus campanulata (the Formosan cherry) further crossed with Prunus sargentii. Some authorities classify crosses of Prunus incisa and Prunus campanulata in the hybrid species Prunus x incam. The pink blossom and strong autumn colours are very characteristic of Prunus sargentii, but the compact size and early flowering are typical of Prunus incisa.

Shosar characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Blossom colourPink - light
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)