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Kursar

Kursar is a superb small flowering cherry, featuring an intense display of large single deep-pink blossom, borne on bare branches.

The blossom is quickly followed by young bronze leaves.

It is one of the earliest of the flowering cherries, with the blossom appearing in early March.

The tree grows with a neat tidy habit, and is one of the more cold-hardy flowering cherries.

While spring is the main event, as it is for most flowering cherries, Kursar also offers value in the autumn too. The leaves take on red - gold tints.

Kursar flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from 5th October for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


History

Kursar is one of the many flowering cherries developed by Captain Collingwood Ingram, a 20th century English enthusiast who became the leading western authority on the Japanese Flowering Cherries. It is a hybrid of Prunus campanulata (the Formosan cherry) and Prunus nipponica var kurilensis (named with reference to the Kurile islands, lying to the north east of Japan). It inherits many of the characteristics of the Fomosan cherry, notably the small upright form and dark pink blossom - but is much hardier.

The name 'Kursar' was invented by Collingwood Ingram, and is a combination of Prunus kurilensis and another flowering cherry species, Prunus sargentii - the two species he thought he had crossed when raising it. He later realised his mistake - but kept the name.

Kursar characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS Award of Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Collingwood Ingram
    Prunus
    Collingwood Ingram
    An outstanding small flowering cherry, with deep pink blossom and attractive autumn colour.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Collingwood Ingram flowering cherry tree

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.