Prunus x cerasifera Crimson PointeTM

Crimson Pointe blossom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate

Crimson Pointe is a purple-leaved blossom tree, which grows in a strongly columnar form, making it ideal for smaller gardens or for street planting.

The simple white blossom appears quite early in the spring. The tree sometimes produces a crop of small plums.

However the main attraction is the columnar shape and rich bronze leaf colour, which gives the tree a useful structural role in a garden or street planting. The foliage is far more dense than some other columnar flowering cherries such as Prunus Amanagawa.

Crimson Pointe can be considered as a columnar alternative to the well-known purple-leaved flowering plum, Prunus Nigra - to which it is closely related.

Crimson Pointe was discovered as a chance seedling growing amongst a collection of Prunus x cerasifera trees in Ohio, USA, in 1983. It was developed by Lake County Nursery of Ohio, and its full name is Prunus x cerasifera 'Cripoizam' Crimson PointeTM.

Although listed as a flowering cherry, technically Crimson Pointe is a flowering cherry-plum.

Crimson Pointe trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Crimson Pointe tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
2-year Crimson Pointe tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years

How to grow

Crimson Pointe is easy to grow, and very cold-hardy.

Crimson Pointe characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Attractive foliage
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Small spaces Street / amenity
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Leaves appear first
  • Leaf colour: Bronze
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark bronze
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
  • Fruit colour: Red / Black
  • Fruit size: Very small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Amanogawa
    Prunus serrulata
    A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.
  • See also Nigra
    Prunus cerasifera
    A popular flowering cherry-plum tree, with dark purple leaves and pale pink 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.

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