Prunus Collingwood Ingram
- Flowering month: March
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower colour: Pink - dark
- Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
- Growth habit: Upright
Collingwood Ingram is an outstanding small flowering cherry tree, and a perfect choice for the smaller garden.
The main attraction is the profusion of dusky deep pink blossom, which arrives in early spring ahead of the leaves.
In autumn the leaves turn orange, providing a further splash of colour in the garden.
This cherry is named after Captain Collingwood Ingram, an English enthusiast of Japanese flowering cherries. During the first half of the 20th century he was responsible for introducing a large number of ornamental cherries from China and Japan to western gardeners.
Prunus Collingwood Ingram is a seedling of Prunus Kursar, and therefore essentially a form of Prunus campanulata - the Formosan Cherry. Its small compact upright shape and dark pink blossom are both characteristic of this species. It can be perhaps considered an improved form of Kursar - although Kursar is itself one of the most outstanding small flowering cherries.
Collingwood Ingram trees for sale
1-year Collingwood Ingram tree - bare root
2-year Collingwood Ingram 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).
How to grow
Collingwood Ingram is susceptible to cherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii) which causes small dark red spots on the leaves. This infection is sometimes known as "shot hole" in fruiting cherries, but does not seem to affect flowering cherries as severely. Infections are more prevalent in areas with warm wet spring weather. Infection can be minimised or avoided altogether by the simple precaution of clearing up dead leaves in the autumn, which is where the fungus which causes the infection over-winters.
Collingwood Ingram characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
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- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- Flowering month:
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- Flower colour:
Pink - dark
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
Prunus campanulataFelix Jury
This is the Formosan cherry, featuring crimson pink blossom in early spring.
A small ornamental early-flowing cherry tree, with profuse blossom.
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.