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Tree of the Month - March 2017

Posted: February 27, 2017 at 18:35 pm Author: Dan Crowley

What is the Tree of the Month?

Prunus hirtipes

Prunus hirtipes

Why is it tree of the month?

Although its beautiful pale pink flowers are short-lived, they are not to be missed. Produced in abundance, they are a welcome sight as winter turns to spring.

The tree was introduced by the great Ernest Wilson in 1907, who collected it in China, where it is native. Like many trees from that part of the world, it grows happily at Westonbirt, and the young plants are particularly vigorous!

Where can I find it?

The Prunus hirtipes can be found in several spots around Westonbirt: Shop Window, the Cherry Collection and on Waste Drive.

Find the plant using the Westonbirt map.