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Pink Perfection

Prunus Pink Perfection flowering cherry blossom

If you are looking for a beautiful pink blossom tree for the garden, Pink Perfection should certainly be on your shortlist. The name says it all - the large flowers are a perfect cherry pink.

Its stunning pink blossom display is also unusually long-lasting, beginning towards the end of April and continuing well into May.

The young leaves appear just behind the blossom and initially have a light bronze hue. They turn green over the summer and then take on orange-red tints in the autumn.

Pink Perfection grows with a neat upright-spreading vase-like form, and in time will become a medium-sized tree. (If you don't have the space, have a look at Little Pink Perfection, a naturally dwarf form of Pink Perfection which is only about half as tall).

Prunus

Pink Perfection japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)

History

Pink Perfection was developed in the UK but is considered a "Japanese" flowering cherry on account of is probable ancestery - it is thought to be a seedling of Prunus Shogetsu and Prunus Kanzan.

Pink Perfection characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:Pink
    • Flowering season:Late
    • Flowering month:AprilMay
    • Flower form:Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Kanzan
    Prunus
    Kanzan
    Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.
  • See also Little Pink Perfection
    Prunus
    Little Pink Perfection
    Little Pink Perfection is a dwarf form of Pink Perfection, ideal for patio containers and small spaces.
  • Prunus
    Shogetsu - Blushing Bride
    One of the loveliest of the white-blossom Japanese flowering cherries.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Shogetsu

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.