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Sunset Boulevard

Prunus
Sunset Boulevard has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.

In autumn, as the name suggests, the leaves take on orange hues.

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 japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £35.00
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 21-year bare-root tree £33.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 32-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.


History

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

Sunset Boulevard characteristics

  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantScented flowers
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Amanogawa
    Prunus
    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 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.