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Autumnalis White

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 flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).

Autumnalis characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented foliage
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering seasonEarly
  • Flowering monthJanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeAttractive 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.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. 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.