- Flowering month: April
- Flower colour: White
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- 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
1-year Prunus litigiosa tree - bare root
2-year Prunus litigiosa tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
Columnar / Fastigiate
- Growth rate:
- Useful for:
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Leaves and Flowers appear together
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Annual cycle:
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.