Prunus x cerasifera Crimson PointeTM
- 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
1-year Crimson Pointe tree - bare root
2-year Crimson Pointe tree - in a 12L pot
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:
Prefers full sun
- Useful for:
Small spaces Street / amenity
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower size:
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Leaves appear first
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Bronze / Purple
- Fruit colour:
Red / Black
- Fruit size:
- Annual cycle:
A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.
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.