Prunus campanulata x incisa x sargentii Shosar

  • Shosar flowering cherry blossom
  • Shosar cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright

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.

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 trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 18th November 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Shosar tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Shosar tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
£45.95


Shosar characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Prune hard
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.


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