Prunus himilaica

Prunus himilaica bark
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate

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.

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Prunus himilaica characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive bark
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Copper / Purple

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, well-known for its attractive bark.

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.