Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis

Autumnalis White
  • Flowering month: January
  • Flowering month: February
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading

Prunus Autumnalis White is a small bushy flowering cherry tree, with white semi-double blossoms.

Autumnalis White has an unusual feature of coming into flower exceptionally early in the year, making it a cheerful sight in the gloom of mid-winter when all else seems dead. In fact it is very sensitive to warm spells at the end of autumn - a few mild days in December will cause a light flush of blossom to appear, before being gradually replaced by the full flowering of larger and more profuse spring blossom. Although winter frosts will kill the blossom, more flowers will usually appear throughout January and February.

Autumnalis trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Autumnalis tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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2-year Autumnalis tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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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.

Prunus Autumnalis Rosea flowering cherry tree

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 characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: January February March April
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Merit


  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis Rosea
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis Rosea
    A Japanese flowering cherry with light pink blossom, can sometimes flower through the whole winter.

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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