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Autumnalis Rosea

Prunus x subhirtella
Autumnalis Rosea

Autumnalis Rosea is a pink-flowered small bushy flowering cherry tree, with light pink semi-double blossoms. It is considered an improved form of the original Autumnalis White.

Autumnalis Rosea is rightly named for its unusual flowering habit. Whilst the main flush of blossom occurs in mid-spring as you might expect, the first few blossoms appear the preceding autumn, and in a mild winter the tree may be dotted with blossoms from December to March, a heartening sight in the depths of winter.

Whilst the tree is never laden with blossom in the way some other ornamental cherries are, the exceptionally long flowering period, at a time when not much else is in bloom, makes Autumnalis Rosea an excellent choice for winter interest.

Autumnalis Rosea flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

Autumnalis Rosea characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AM - 1960RHS AGM (former) - 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented foliage
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthJanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis
  • Prunus
    Catherine
    Catherine is related to Autumnalis Rosea, but has stronger autumn leaf colours.
  • Prunus
    Starlight
    A flowering cherry with star-shaped flowers. Winner of the Plant of the Year award at the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. 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 Autumnalis Rosea flowering cherry tree

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.