Order now for delivery September 2020We are open. You can order now for delivery in September (or December for bare-root).
Pippin Trees banner logoChoose from over 280 flowering cherries, crab apples, rowans and other ornamental trees.

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 £24.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


Prunus rufa characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive bark
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering seasonMid-season
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • PruningLight prune
  • 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.