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Tesco Clubcard - Iford Cherry Tree

Historic tree

This wonderful tree was first discovered on an expedition to China by Harold Peto, one of the UK’s foremost plantsmen of the 20th Century. A romantic at heart, Peto planted the trees on the terrace of his famous home, Iford Manor in Wiltshire so the branches would shower the pathways below in a carpet of delicate pink flowers for the ladies of the house to stroll through. He named it the Iford Cherry and created a truly magnificent sight by all accounts of the time. After his death in the 1930’s, the house fell into disrepair and the tree was lost in the encroaching undergrowth. Re-discovered after the 2nd World War, the current owners lovingly restored the house and garden to its former glory but only during the 1990’s did they come across the ‘Iford’ Cherry again. In1999 the present owners of Iford Manor decided to propagate from the only surviving tree which by then had only one living branch which was no thicker than a pencil. Graft wood was taken and the tree died a few weeks later. Three trees were raised from the grafts and became the mother wood for the trees now for sale. This delightful and historic tree is ideal for growing in a container or as a small tree in the garden. It flowers in early spring and has a marvellous bronze/red leaf colour during the Autumn. Height to 1-1.5mtrs.

Flowering period: early April
Planting position: Sun or semi shade

To redeem your Tesco Clubcard token code simply click on the green 'Use Voucher' button at the bottom of your shopping basket. Now enter your token code into the 'Gift Voucher' box and then click the red 'Use' button. If you have more than one voucher you can repeat this process for up to 5 vouchers, or up to value of £50 worth of vouchers. Click here for more information on how to redeem your Tesco Clubcard token code. If you are still struggling to redeem your Tesco Clubcard token code please click here to view our Tesco Clubcard FAQ's.

*Please note that if your order totals more than the value of the your voucher, you will need to pay the difference; however no change can be given if your order is less than the amount of your voucher. Please note the normal Thompson & Morgan P&P charge (usually £4.95 for plant orders and £1.95 for seed orders) is applicable to all orders that contain non-tesco clubcard products. Click here to find out more about our P&P charges.

    • 1 bareroot tree

    • Your Clubcard token code covers the full retail price and the p&p charge (usually £4.95).  
    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £29.99
Plant in any well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant your tree at its original soil level and firm into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well. When growing on the patio, use a large 60cm (24") diameter container filled with a soil based compost such as John Innes No 3.
Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.
Plants, bulbs, potatoes are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement. Each variety of plant or product is packed separately. So if you order several plant varieties or products, these are likely to arrive on different days. We will send growing guides with all our plants to help you get the best from your chosen varieties.
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