Prunus serrula var. tibetica

As shaggy and appealing as an Irish Setter, this is the trunk of a magnificent, mature Tibetan cherry, Prunus serrula var. tibetica, which we spotted near Nobding, Bhutan. Introduced to Europe by Ernest Wilson in 1908, it makes a dramatic standard or multi-stemmed garden tree. If properly groomed the mahogany-coloured bark is richer and shinier, making it perfect as a feature or focal point.

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