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Amber Beauty

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.

Amber Beauty flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

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

History

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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive barkScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Country of originNetherlands
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

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

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.

Prunus Amber Beauty flowering cherry tree

More images

  • Amber Beauty ornamental cherry tree in a car park


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.