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Pink Shell

Pink Shell flowering cherry blossom

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.

Prunus

Pink Shell flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Deliveries from week commencing 6th April (where items shown in stock).


History

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

Pink Shell characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourWhitePink - light
  • Flowering seasonMid-season
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • PruningLight prune
  • Annual cycleDeciduous


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.