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Prunus himalaica

Prunus himalaica

Prunus himalaica is a flowering cherry, grown primarily for its stunning copper-streaked bark. It makes an interesting alternative to better-known species grown for their bark, such as Prunus serrula.

Prunus himalaica flowering cherry trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    Prunus himalaica characteristics

    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive bark
    • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
    • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • PruningLight prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • BarkCopper / Purple
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    Similar varieties

    • See also Prunus rufa
      Prunus rufa
      Prunus rufa
      This is the Himalayan cherry, notable for its attractive exfoliating bark, and hairy young shoots.
    • See also Prunus serrula
      Prunus serrula
      Prunus serrula
      A popular flowering cherry tree species, The Tibetan cherry or Birch Bark cherry is well-known for its attractive bark.

    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.