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Prunus rufa

Prunus rufa bark

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 flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £35.00
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.


Prunus rufa characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • BarkPeelingBrown / Red
  • Country of originChina
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Prunus serrula
    Prunus serrula
    Prunus serrula
    A popular flowering cherry tree species, The Tibetan cherry or Birch Bark cherry is well-known for its attractive bark.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree 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 Rufa flowering cherry tree

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.