Gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh often shares gardening tips and advice on his Instagram account. This week, Alan showed keen gardeners another tree that provides autumn colour. In his latest video on Instagram, Alan can be seen walking through a garden with lots of trees.
One Instagram user called @heidiundercanvas asked Alan: “Want to plant a cherry tree in a small garden, any recommendations? Thank you.”
The gardening expert recommended an “accolade” cherry tree.
Alan said: “‘Accolade’ is better for a small garden since it’s habit is less spreading.”
Another user wanted to know what variety the cherry tree was in the video.
Meanwhile, the accolade cherry tree blooms in early April.
Shirofugen cherry trees are ornamental and grow best in full sun and can grow to be between five to 10 metres in height and width.
These cherry trees are often pot-grown so can be planted at any time of year but it’s best to protect them from strong winds.
Shirofugen cherry trees can be prone to pests such as caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and aphids and can be affected by diseases such as silver leaf, blossom wilt and bacterial canker.
Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh airs today at 9.25am on ITV