Prunus incisa `Kojo-no-mai - Fuji Cherry - Plant in 9cm Pot
Prunus incisa `Kojo-no-mai was introduced to the Uk from Japan where it has probably been in cultivation for centurys. Prunus incisa `Kojo-no-mai is a pretty, delicate looking, but very tough, deciduous shrub with wiry twigs that transform in late winter and early spring when the crimson buds open to display an abundance of pale pink flowers. Flowering early, when the weather is generally colder, means the flowers last a relatively long time. The young leaves are long and pale green, growing darker with age, and turning glorious shades of red and orange in autumn. It has a compact, spreading shape and is slow growing, which make it an excellent shrub for small gardens, a Japanese-style garden, or Bonsia, for which it is much favoured in Japan. Can easily be grown in a pot. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. Makes an interesting hedging plant.