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Rose Tree of China

Prunus triloba

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Rose Tree of China (Prunus triloba) at Minor's Garden Center

Rose Tree of China flowers

Rose Tree of China flowers

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Flowering Plum

Description:

A tall spreading shrub featuring showy light pink flowers in early spring before the leaves, very sparse plum-like fruit; rather dainty in bloom, makes a good accent or screening shrub, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Rose Tree of China is draped in stunning fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated lobed leaves turn orange in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rose Tree of China is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rose Tree of China is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Rose Tree of China will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

Sizes Available:

TREE FORM: 4' #5 Cont.

 
 
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Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features
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