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Schmittii

Prunus avium x Prunus canascens
Prunus Schmittii bark
Schmittii is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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.

Schmittii flowering cherry trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    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
    • Growth rateFast
    • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
    • Flower colourPink - light
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
    • 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.