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Shosar

  • Shosar flowering cherry blossom
  • Shosar cherry blossom

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 campanulata x incisa x sargentii

Shosar flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

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

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Early
    • Flowering month:March
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Leaf/Flower sequence:Flowers appear first
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Prune hard
    • Growth rate:Fast
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous


How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.