Winter flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis rosea

Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea, the winter flowering cherry can bring a pink warmth to your garden!

Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea produces small, semi-double, pink-tinged flowers, emerging from dark pink buds, intermittently from November through to March. This Pink Winter flowering Cherry is a small, rounded tree with spreading branches with slightly pendulous tips. The green leaves emerge in late spring before turning to yellow and orange in the autumn.

Pink Winter flowering Cherry
Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea, a Pink Winter flowering Cherry.


Prunus taihaku – The Great White Cherry Tree

Prunus taihaku is one of the finest of all the cherries and possibly the best of the white flowering varieties. It bears large, 6cm diameter, single white flowers in small bunches on mass in spring which contrast beautifully with its young, copper coloured foliage. The leaves are dark green through summer and turn yellow/orange in autumn. The Great White Cherry makes a magnificent specimen with a small/medium height and rounded to spreading habit.
This tree will grow to around 8m tall. Taihaku is the winner of many awards including the First Class Certificate in 1944 and the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. Prunus Taihaku is a great tree for larger gardens and parks with great seasonal interest.

Prunus Kanzan – Pink Ornamental Cherry Tree

Prunus Kanzan is a Beautiful ornamental cherry with masses of double pink flowers appearing in spring. Prunus Kanzan medium-sized deciduous tree. It has a vase-shaped crown when young, later spreading to become more rounded. Its large green leaves can turn to a glorious display of oranges and reds in the autumn and emerge a coppery red in spring. Prunus Kanzan reliably produces plenty of fabulous, very showy, dark pink, double flowers in the spring opening from crimson buds and widely considered one of the best pink cherries on the market. Mature height is around 8m. The Kanzan Cherry is ideal for small to large gardens and works great as summer screening.

Prunus cerasifera Nigra – Cherry Plum tree

Prunus cerasifera Nigra is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown. It has dark purple, shiny leaves to 6cm long that emerge red-purple in colour, these appear after the abundance of small pink flowers which are produced on purple stems early in spring. The leaves fade to a purple bronze before falling in autumn. Prunus cerasifera Nigra will produce a very small amount of dark red-purple fruits which are edible. This tree can be grown successfully as a hedge if kept clipped, it grows to 5-8m tall. Cherry Plum trees are ideal for all gardens from small to large or parkland.

Flowers on cherry trees (prunus)
[From Left] Prunus taihaku, Prunus kanzan, Prunus cerasifera Nigra.

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