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
1-year Sunset Boulevard tree - bare root
2-year Sunset Boulevard tree - in a 12L pot
Sunset Boulevard characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
Columnar / Fastigiate
Prefers full sun
- Useful for:
Small spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
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Single flower (5-8 petals)
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Leaves appear first
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.
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.