Identification: Can anyone identify??

Discussion in 'Ornamental Cherries' started by Ken Hamilton, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Ken Hamilton

    Ken Hamilton Active Member

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    I’m not great at identifying ornamental cherries. I came across these vase or cup shaped growing cherries in a front garden. Festooned with blossom! A couple of weeks earlier than others like Kanzan etc.
    It would ideal for my own limited garden space.
    Any help with identification welcome. Thanks
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Can you post a close-up of the flowers?
    'Rancho' have that shape, can grow to be very tall but stay narrow. Are the bud scales a little sticky? Are there any leaves, bronze-coloured?
     
  3. Ken Hamilton

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    Thanks wcutler. Went past to have a look then saw the exact same tree for sale in a large nursery/garden centre.
    Sold as Prunus hillieri “Spire”. Whether this is right or not I’m not sure but the growth description seems to fit. Also fits for my garden..Thanks for your help in any case.!
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks. Interesting to see these low-grafted, much better-looking than that cultivar here that all seem to be grafted high onto a Prunus avium pole that grows much stouter than the much thinner branches of these trees. I can understand looking at these why people would buy them.
     

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