Prunus litigiosa

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

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 trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Prunus litigiosa tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Prunus litigiosa tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus litigiosa Tassel flowering cherry tree


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Prunus litigiosa characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: China
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

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.