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Schmittii

Prunus Schmittii bark

Prunus Schmittii - Schmitt's Cherry - is a popular tree for public spaces. It reaches a respectable height, but the canopy remains narrow and conical. It grows relatively quickly too.

The single flowers are small, and light pink in colour, with a distinctive propellor-like appearance.

The main attraction is the characterful bark, which is the classic cherry brown in younger trees, but as the tree ages it develops creases and rings.

Prunus avium x Prunus canascens

Schmittii flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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History

Schmitt's Cherry is related to Prunus avium, the wild cherry which is native to the UK.

Schmittii characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive bark
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering seasonMid-season
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Growth rateFast
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Plena
    Prunus avium
    Plena
    A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.
  • See also Prunus avium
    Prunus avium
    Prunus avium
    The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland 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.