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Accolade

Prunus sargentii x subhirtella
Accolade has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Prunus Accolade is a deservedly-popular ornamental cherry tree, characterised by its graceful spreading habit, and well-suited to the climate of the UK.

Accolade features semi-double flowers, borne in great numbers - branches appear to be weighed down by the mass of pink blossom in the spring.

In autumn the leaves develop orange - red tints.

Accolade makes a good choice as a medium-sized specimen tree for lawns or avenues.

Accolade 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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History

Accolade was raised by Knap Hill Nursery in Sussex in the 1950s, using seeds supplied by the Arnold Arboretum in the USA.

Accolade characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993RHS AM 1952
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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 Accolade 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.