A small but very robust tree with narrower willow-like leaves that turn to rich hues of buttery yellow as autumn progresses. The white bowl shaped flowers are rather less significant than those of other cherries. This gem of a little tree is grown for the beauty of its shining coppery-mahogany coloured bark on older trees which peels away in bands and is particularly decorative in winter.
Flowering Cherries are generally smaller growing and very attractive deciduous trees grown mostly for the profusion of their spring blossom and bright autumn hues of their foliage, the Tibetan Cherry is something of a beautiful exception grown for its stunning display of shiny copper coloured bark that is most conspicuous in winter. Most are excellent trees for smaller spaces and will grow happily in any well drained soil that is not too chalky.