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Cherry 'Iford Flowering'

Prunus, Ornamental Cherry

Hardy Tree

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A fantastic opportunity to plant this stunning, historic tree in your own garden! At the turn of the 19th century Harold Peto, architect and garden designer, found a small and completely pendulous pale shell pink flowering cherry on one of his plant collecting trips to the East. He named it the Iford Cherry and it was planted on the Iford terraces and trailed down the terrace banks and along the paths creating a truly magnificent sight by all accounts of the time. In 1999 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. Decorative Tree Height to 1-1.5m. Flowers early April.

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
full sun
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Plant cherry trees 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 fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.

When growing cherries on the patio, use a large 60cm (24") diameter container filled with a soil based compost such as John Innes No 3.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. 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.

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Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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  1. Now in full bloom

    By 13-07-2016

    Just a note to let you know that the replacement Ilford Weeping Cherry is doing very well and is now in full bloom and looking very healthy and 'weeping' very pretty. Many thanks for your service and the advice from your helpful and pleasant gardening expert. Keep up the good work!

    Customer comment from Susan Haddon

  2. Iford Weeping Cherry

    By nanette thorndale 31-05-2012

    I was intrigued by this tree. A beginer in the gardening world, and liked the history behind this certain item. It arrived in a tall box and looked dead when I unwraped it, It had sustained a bit of damage during its journey so took away snapped and damaged branches. When I dug it into the ground I was still sceptical as whether I had been sent a stick by mistake but found that transporting the plants in this way protected them, 2 months on I have a full leaved weeping cherry and it loves the spot I had chosen. Cant wait for next spring to appreciate the flowers on there.

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