Pendula Plena Rosea is a double-flowered form of the traditional weeping pink-blossomed Japanese flowering cherry, often seen in the grounds of temples and formal gardens.
The spring blossom display lasts a week or so longer than most other flowering cherries.
Although this is a weeping variety, the pattern of growth is not simply weeping - rather, as the tree ages the main limbs tend to become more wide-spreading and it is the younger branches that give the weeping effect. The result is an impressive and graceful tree.
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Pendula Plena Rosea is thought to be a very old variety, dating back to the 18th century in Japan and probably much older. It was introduced to the UK by the enthusiast Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s, and is essentially a double-flowered form of Pendula Rosea. It is also closely related to Pendula Rubra, but differs from that variety by virtue of its double flowers and more weeping rather than spreading form.
It has often been re-classified into different species and sub-species of the genus Prunus and nowadays is usually placed within the species Prunus pendula although it is still frequently placed in the hybrid species Prunus x subhirtella.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
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