Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea
- Flowering month: January
- Flowering month: February
- Flowering month: March
- Flowering month: April
- Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
- Flower colour: Pink - light
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit: Spreading
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 site 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 trees for sale
1-year Autumnalis Rosea tree - bare root
2-year Autumnalis Rosea tree - in a 12L pot
2-year top-worked (Serrula 1m) Autumnalis Rosea tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
Autumnalis Rosea characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Scented foliage
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
- Blossom duration:
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
January February March April
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
Pink - light
- Flower form:
Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Flowers appear first
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Merit
Attractive to birds
Catherine is related to Autumnalis Rosea, but has stronger autumn leaf 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.