Prunus maackii Amber Beauty

  • Amber Beauty flowering cherry blossom
  • Amber Beauty leaves
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: White
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading

Amber Beauty is a selection of Prunus maackii, named for the lustrous brown colour of its bark. The dense blossom forms in clusters and contrasts with the fresh green leaves which appear about the same time.

As the tree matures the bark on the main stem develops a peeling flaking appearance.

The small cherry-like fruits are not suitable for humans but attractive to birds.

The species Prunus maackii is known as the Manchurian cherry after the region of its likely origin. It has some similarities with the bird-cherries (Prunus padus).

Amber Beauty trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Amber Beauty tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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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 Amber Beauty flowering cherry tree

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).

How to grow

Amber Beauty is a relatively fast-growing ornamental cherry tree.

Amber Beauty characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive bark Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Street / amenity
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average


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


  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

  • See also Albertii
    Prunus padus
    Albertii is a compact flowering cherry, with prolific white blossom.

More images

  • Amber Beauty ornamental cherry tree in a car park

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.

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