This is a small, rounded, majestic deciduous tree with bright green, heart-shaped leaves which are slightly serrated at the edges and have distinctive, white veining on the undersides.
It produces inconspicuous, pale yellow-green flowers from May to June which are followed by divine, slightly acidic, tart-sweet, purple-black fruit in raspberry-like clusters. The fruit ripens in August and can be easily collected by placing a large sheet under the canopy of the tree and shaking the branches until the fruit has fallen. The gnarled branches make it a brilliant choice for growing as a specimen tree in a lawn
Buying Fruit Trees/Bushes from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.
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