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Flowering cherry
Shirotae

Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol

Apple trees
Rubinette

Flowering cherry
Amanogawa

Crab-apples
Laura

Prunus Shirotae features large single or semi-double fragrant white flowers, and is perhaps the most beautiful of the white-flowered Japanese cherries.A modern Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Pink Parasol, which features large double-flower pink blossom.Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
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Flowering cherry
Shirotae
Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Amanogawa
Crab-apples
Laura
Picking seasonLate
Late
CroppingLight
Good
Keeping1-2 months
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Useful forEating fresh
Culinary
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Growing


Flowering cherry
Shirotae
Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Amanogawa
Crab-apples
Laura
Gardening skillBeginner
Average
Average
Beginner
Beginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Self-fertile
Flowering group3
2
Pollinating othersAverage
Good
PloidyDiploid
VigourSlightly large
Average vigour
Weak growing
Average vigour
Natural dwarf
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Flowering cherry
Shirotae
Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Amanogawa
Crab-apples
Laura
Disease resistanceGood
Poor
Good
Average
ScabSome susceptibility
MildewSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Flowering cherry
Shirotae
Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Amanogawa
Crab-apples
Laura
Climate typeTemperate climates
Warm climates
Mild damp climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomSome resistance
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Identification


Flowering cherry
Shirotae
Flowering cherry
Hanagasa Pink Parasol
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Amanogawa
Crab-apples
Laura
Country of originJapan
Japan
Switzerland
Japan
United Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1800 - 1849
1950 - 1999
Flowering monthApril
April
May
May
Flower colourWhite
Pink - light
Pink - light
Pink - light
Crimson
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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