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 week commencing 25th February

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/Flower sequence: Leaves appear first
  • 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.


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