Chilstone Plant of the Month: November
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Here at Chilstone we have asked our expert gardener, Jason Large for his advice for the best plant to get into your garden this November, and he instead has chosen a tree of the month! Nevertheless, the chosen tree is guaranteed to be the perfect addition to a November garden (but perhaps in a few years time)! Here's a slice Jason's priceless gardening advice: “I have chosen a tree for my November plant of the month. Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ (Rosebud cherry ‘Autumnalis Rosea’) is a real all rounder and is particularly noticeable for its extended flowering season. Most ornamental cherries bare their flowers in the spring but this one will flower on and off with its pale pink, semi double flowers from late Autumn until March or April, which is pretty unique. This tree is not just about the flowers, it’s ovate leaves produce attractive colours - bronze green in spring and tints of yellows and oranges in the Autumn. It is very hardy and will tolerate all aspects and soils. Being a tree of medium spread (up to 4 metres), this cherry is magnificent as a backdrop to a mixed border or as a stand alone specimen.” image by www.ticklewoodnursery.com Here's the close up of this tree's beautiful blooms! image from rhs.co.uk We hope you have enjoyed Chilstone's 'tree' of the month, and that the beautiful pale pink blossoms have inspired you to add a little something to your garden this season one that could be enjoyed for many years to come.