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Prunus Incisa Paean, also known as the Fuji Cherry, is a beautiful deciduous shrub that is highly prized for its profusion of delicate, pink flowers in early spring. This compact, upright shrub has a mature height and spread of around 1.5-2.5 meters, making it an excellent choice for small gardens, patios, or as a focal point in mixed borders.
The Prunus Incisa Paean boasts a moderate growth rate, typically growing 10-30 cm per year. It is best planted in well-drained soils that are moist but not waterlogged, in a sunny or partially shaded position. It can tolerate acidic to neutral soils and prefers a sheltered spot away from strong winds.
Flowering time for Prunus Incisa Paean is typically from late March to mid-April, when the buds burst into delicate pink blossoms that cover the entire shrub. The flowers have a light fragrance that attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies. After flowering, the shrub develops glossy, dark green foliage that lasts throughout the summer and turns golden in autumn before dropping off for the winter.
The Prunus Incisa Paean requires minimal pruning, usually only to remove any damaged or diseased branches. It is generally a low maintenance shrub that can thrive in most UK gardens with a little care and attention. Whether planted as a specimen shrub or as part of a mixed border, the Prunus Incisa Paean is sure to provide a beautiful display of early spring color and interest.