- 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
1-year Prunus rufa tree - bare root
2-year Prunus rufa tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive bark
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Gardening skill:
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
Pink - light
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Leaf colour:
- Annual cycle:
Peeling Brown / Red
Prunus serrulaPrunus 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.