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Prunus ‘Accolade’ (Flowering Cherry)

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Regarded as one of the most attractive early-flowering ornamental cherries, award-winning Prunus ‘Accolade’ is a small deciduous tree of spreading habit. Opening from dark pink buds, profuse semi-double, shell pink flowers in drooping clusters appear in early to mid-spring. The blooms are large, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), and count up to 10-12 petals. They are born in abundance along the bare branches and provide a breathtaking floral display. As the flowers wane, the ovate and dark green leaves emerge, creating a fresh summer canopy before turning brilliant orange in fall. As the leaves fall, they reveal smooth dark red bark, adding winter interest to the landscape. A graceful, ornamental cherry tree that makes a fine specimen for the lawn.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows vigorously up to 25 ft. tall and wide (7-8 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, relatively fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice as a single specimen plant, lawns.
  • Prune in midsummer if the silver leaf is a problem
  • Watch for caterpillars, leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, silver leaf, bacterial canker, and blossom wilt.
  • Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Prunus - Flowering Cherry Tree
Common names Cherry
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Spread 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Prunus caroliniana (Carolina Cherry Laurel)
Prunus americana (American Plum)

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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Prunus - Flowering Cherry Tree
Common names Cherry
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Spread 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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