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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 £35.00
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.


Prunus litigiosa characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Country of originChina
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.