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Royal Burgundy

Prunus
Royal Burgundy has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Royal Burgundy is the most popular of the bronze-leaved flowering cherries, and an excellent choice if you are looking for a late-flowering variety.

It is a delightful tree, with superb dark pink blossom, which is accentuated by the deep bronze colours of the emerging foliage. The flowers and leaves emerge at about the same time.

Over the summer the striking bronze foliage gives it a real presence.

In the autumn the leaves turn a spectacular fiery red, making this one of the best flowering cherries for autumn colour.

Royal Burgundy flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £35.00
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 3Top-worked pot-grown tree £67.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    (Serrula 1m)
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History

Royal Burgundy is effectively a bronze-leaved form of the popular Kanzan flowering cherry, to which it is closely related. It shares Kanzan's gardener-friendly characteristics and profuse deep pink blossom.

Royal Burgundy characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Kanzan
    Prunus
    Kanzan
    Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.

What will it look like?

Illustrative examples of 12L pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Royal Burgundy flowering cherry tree
Prunus Royal Burgundy flowering cherry tree
Prunus Royal Burgundy top worked flowering cherry
Prunus Royal Burgundy top worked flowering cherry


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.