Prunus rufa

Prunus rufa bark
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright

Prunus rufa is commonly known as the Himalayan cherry, and is somewhat different in appearance from other flowering cherries. It is primarily grown for the interest of its peeling (exfoliating) bark. Semi-mature shoots have an attractive striation to the bark too, whilst very young shoots are down-covered.

The small flowers are a plain pink colour.

Prunus rufa trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Prunus rufa tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Prunus rufa tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Rufa flowering cherry tree


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Prunus rufa characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive bark
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: China
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Peeling Brown / Red

Similar varieties

  • See also Prunus serrula
    Prunus serrula
    Prunus serrula
    A popular flowering cherry tree species, well-known for its attractive bark.

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.