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Prunus padus
Prunus padus Albertii blossom
Albertii is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 7L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £63.00
    In a 12L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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
  • PruningLight prune
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Country of originRussia
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.