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.
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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.
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.