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Prunus litigiosa

Prunus litigiosa (Tassle Cherry)

Often called the Tassel Cherry because of the distinctive shape of its flowers - the anthers hang down below the petals, and the flowers themselves hang on stalks, from the upright branches - creating a unique feathery effect when viewed en masse.

This species grows with a vertical columnar form, making it a good choice for small spaces.

Prunus litigiosa flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Prunus litigiosa characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering season:Mid-season
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Leaf/Flower sequence:Leaves and Flowers appear together
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:China
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

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 litigiosa Tassel 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.