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Prunus padus Albertii blossom

The species Prunus padus is native to Britain as well as northern Europe and Asia. It is commonly known as the Bird cherry.

Albertii is a typical example, notable for its compact proportions, upright growth, and particularly its profuse blossom - which arrives quite late in the spring.

The flowers sometimes have an almond-like scent.

We only produce this variety occasionally, see also Prunus padus 'Le Thoureil'.

Albertii flowering cherry trees for sale

    Next deliveries

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

    How to grow

    All forms of Prunus padus are tough hardy trees, suitable for almost any soil and situation.

    Albertii characteristics

    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
    • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
    • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering seasonLate
    • Flowering monthMay
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - summerGreen
    • PruningLight prune
    • Country of originRussia
    • Annual cycleDeciduous
    • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds

    Similar varieties

    • See also Amber Beauty
      Prunus maackii
      Amber Beauty
      Amber Beauty is a form of the Manchurian Cherry, notable for dense clusters of white blossom.
    • See also Le Thoureil
      Prunus padus
      Le Thoureil
      A good example of the Bird Cherry, with semi-double flowers, ideal for smaller gardens.

    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.