Prunus Pink Shell

Pink Shell flowering cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading

Aptly named for the distinctive and unusual shell-like shape of its cascading blossom clusters, Pink Shell makes an excellent choice for the smaller garden. The flowers emerge with pale pink petals, which become pure white as the blossom season continues.

The young pale green leaves arrive at about the same time as the blossom.  They take on orange hues in the autumn.

Pink Shell grows with a spreading form, and has real presence in the garden.

The origins of Pink Shell are unknown, it is possibly a form Prunus yedoensis - the flowers and spreading habit are similar.

Pink Shell trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 23rd September 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Pink Shell tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
£25.95
Out of stock
2-year Pink Shell tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
£44.95


Pink Shell characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Pruning: Light prune

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Leaves and Flowers appear together
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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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