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Crimson PointeTM

Prunus x cerasifera
Crimson Pointe blossom

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 flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

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


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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • Fruit colourRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeVery small
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Amanogawa
    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 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.