Perhaps Prunus Autumnalis Rosea in Scotland is reluctant to flower in Autumn, but, it doesn’t half look good in early Spring.
Prunus Autumnalis Rosea in our Fife garden
Before going any further I would like to clear up any confusion for the new visitors logging in to Aberdeen gardening. I started posting on Aberdeen gardening back in 2006. However, we moved away from Aberdeen in 2014.
I retained the site title mainly because I really did not know what else to do and to be honest, although we are happy where we are, Aberdeen will always be our home and truly where our hearts are.
Well anyway, lets get on with the job.
As I said Prunus Autumnalis Rosea does not bloom in Autumn here in Scotland, however in the milder areas of England it will open these delightful flowers spasmodically from November through till March.
In Scotland. Flowering will More likely commence early February till early April.
Our tree as you can see is young but still manages to look rather elegant, planted in 2018, perhaps it’s not quite as showy as the Prunus Accolade in our front garden, but it does flower over a longer period and is Myra’s favourite.
Reaching a height of 4meters after twenty years, makes it ideal for the smaller garden. It also has a light airy habit.
Flowers and Leaves
Flowering on and off from November and at its very best late Winter, early Spring. The semi double flowers are a deep pink in bud and open up to a very pale rosy pink turning almost white as they age. The dark green leaves are pleasantly not as large as many of the flowering cherries and colour up well in Autumn.
Best in full sun, although it will be happy enough in partial shade.
Grows in any reasonable garden soil, acidic, neutral, as long as the earth is free draining.
Makeover for the back garden
Below is a picture of the back garden taken last July. It generally looked quite good in the Summer.
We were getting a little bored with the set-up of it which was planned in a rush when we first moved in. You may well know how it is when moving into a new house and faced with a barren piece of earth, anything would look better.
The transformation begins
Instead of the rectangle lawn, we decided on two round grassy areas edged with bricks. Yes, I know, its astro turf which, by the way, with a North East facing garden means it’s not all soggy in Winter.
It’s a small garden measuring 11meters in length and nine meters at its widest points.
We marked out what we wanted to be done and got a couple of guys to do the heavy work.
Here it is, we are very pleased, and I am sure it will look terrific in the Summer.
Planting space is greatly increased and as well as making space for new stuff we have also used most of the perennial plants which we previously had in containers.
The patio area has also had a bit of a tidy up. I will show how it is all looking in a couple of months time.