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Perfect for smaller gardens, Prunus litigiosa has a distinctly upright and columnar habit, taking up very little space. Produces masses of pure white flowers in spring, each hanging on its own stem, and each flower has pendant stamens, the overall effect being most distinctive and very pretty. Indeed from time to time this tree is called Prunus 'Ballerina' - not a valid name but one which very much conveys a sense of delicate grace of the flowering. There is also the added bonus of a splash of autumn leaf colour.
Prunus litigiosa, which grows wild in China', is fully hardy and easy to grow in fertile, moist and well drained soil. Height will be in the region of 3m