A delightful small tree with pretty semi-double small flowers from November through to March, Autumn Flowering Cherry, Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis ‘Rosea’ is an excellent tree for all year round interest, all be it best in winter. A member of the Rosaceae family originating in Japan, it was introduced to Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Autumn Flowering Cherry has dark green ovate leaves in summer turning beautiful autumnal colours of yellow, orange and red before dropping in later autumn.
The rosy pink flowers opening from dark pink buds and fading to a pale pink as they age, are produced intermittently throughout the autumn and winter from the first season of planting. This show of flowers, mostly during milder winter weather, gives an enjoyable display on the shorter duller days of the year and reaches a peak at the end of spring. These are then followed by small fruits attracting birds.
A very hardy amenable tree, it is tolerant of all but chalky well drained soil, in any aspect. Being a small light canopied tree, it therefore never creates much shade enabling the possibility of planting around the base for summer colour. It is suitable for a small garden, planted at the back of a border or in a lawn.
Sold either as a maiden bare rooted plant or a larger potted plant gives options on when to plant, budget and patience. Please do contact the office if there is anything else you would like to ask and we will be happy to try and help.