Prunus Sunset Boulevard

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green

Sunset Boulevard is a tall flowering cherry that grows with a very upright vertical (fastigiate) form. The side-branches remain fairly short and grow sharply upwards from the central stem. The overall effect is similar to a champagne flute.

The spring blossom consists of relatively large single white flowers with pink centres.

The compact form and height make Sunset Boulevard a popular street and amenity tree, but it is well worth considering as a focal point in a larger garden. It also makes an impressive sight when used to line a long driveway.

Sunset Boulevard was developed as a seedling of Prunus serrulata at the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium.

Sunset Boulevard trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Sunset Boulevard tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Sunset Boulevard tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£44.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


Sunset Boulevard characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Small spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune

Identification

  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Similar varieties

  • See also Amanogawa
    Prunus serrulata
    Amanogawa
    A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.
  • See also Spire
    Prunus
    Spire
    A compact upright blossom tree with pale pink flowers, and orange-red autumn foliage colours.

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.