Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
Also known as
Ornamental Cherry 'Kursar'
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Flowering Cherry ' Kursar' Overview
Prunus 'Kursar' is a compact deciduous tree has a spreading habit. Its clusters of deep pink flowers appear in spring before the new red leaves emerge. The leaves turn green as they mature before turning red orange in autumn.
Common problems with Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
They can suffer from silver leaf disease, scale, bacterial canker, fruit fly and weevils or snout beetles often nibble little round holes in the leaves.
How to harvest Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
Fruit have the best flavor when left to ripen on the tree. You can tell when Prunus fruit are ripe by applying gentle pressure with your fingers. If the skin of the fruit feels soft, then it is ready to be picked. The fruit should come off the tree easily. Commercial farmers will test for sugar content and will only start to harvest if the fruit have reached a high enough sugar level. They do not continue to ripen after been picked!
How to propagate Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
Crack the hard outer shell and remove. Seeds need cold stratification(give them a cold winter or in the fridge for about 8-10 weeks)and plant in the Spring.
Rootstock is propagated by laying down a branch and removing all the new shoots with roots after they are strong enough.
The commercial way of propagating prunus is grafting or budding unto a rootstock.
Special features of Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Flowering Cherry ' Kursar'
They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.