This New Zealand selected flowering cherry smothers itself in pale pink blossoms in spring. A good vigorous disease resistant variety that is now a proven performer throughout the world. Prunus yedoensis Awanui was selected from trees planted by Keith Adams, one of Taranaki’s many world-famous nurserymen. Keith is best known for his expeditions through the hot steamy jungles of Borneo in search of Tropical Vireya Rhododendrons.
We grow two forms of Awanui. Either bottom worked (grafted at ground level) to form an upright pyramidal tree or top worked (grafted onto a standard) to create a clear stemmed spreading tree. Prunus Awanui is ideal as a large shade tree or avenue planting.
Flowering Cherries are generally hardy but should be planted in a sheltered site to prolong the flowering period. Don’t allow them to dry out during hot dry periods. Stake well until established.