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Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera or Globe Cherry Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera is a variety of prunus with many names. It is synonymous with Prunus Fruticosa Globosa. Its common names include Globe Cherry, Designer Cherry and Mophead Cherry. It is an highly ornamental flowering cherry which will light up your garden in both spring and autumn! Native to Asia, this small deciduous tree can be used in a variety of settings. In April, the small, narrow dark green leaves emerge at the same time as the profuse single flowers which will blanket the tree in white and attract bees and butterflies to your garden. In summer, the natural rounded shape of Globe Cherry’s dense crown will create a pleasant picture, before the leaves turn brilliant shades of orange and red in autumn. Even in winter, the bare branches and rounded shape of the crown will add visual interest. This ornamental cherry rarely sets fruit, making clean-up much less of a problem.
Height and Spread of Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera The Globe Cherry tree will grow to a mature height of 5 metres and spread of 2 metres in 5 to 10 years.
How Hardy Is Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera? Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera is hardy in all parts of the UK and across northern Europe.
How to Use Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera This low-maintenance and highly ornamental flowering globe cherry tree can be used in a wide variety of landscape applications. The relatively small size and neat appearance of Globe Cherry make it an Ideal tree for small gardens, parks, narrow streets, roundabouts, public green and generally any urban environment. A row of Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera along a road or avenue will be a neat, tidy screen. One Globe Cherry makes a lovely focal point on a small lawn, where its spring blossoms and autumn foliage will make a big splash. As part of an informal country garden, or a woodland or wildlife garden, Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera will fit right in!
How to Care for Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera Plant Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera in full sun in an exposed or sheltered position in any fertile and moist but well-drained soil with an acid to neutral pH. It has a very high tolerance for pollution, so it is ideal for city gardens. Little or no pruning is required to maintain the attractive rounded shape of the crown of the Globe Cherry, but if desired, trim or remove branches in summer after the bloom period ends.
Prunus Eminens Umbraculifera will make a lovely addition to your garden, whether large or small, in the city or in the country!