Prunus avium x Prunus canascens Schmittii
- Flowering month: April
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower size: Small
- Flower colour: Pink - light
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
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.
Schmitt's Cherry is related to Prunus avium, the wild cherry which is native to the UK.
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive bark
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
Columnar / Fastigiate
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Street / amenity
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- Flower colour:
Pink - light
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
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A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.
Prunus aviumPrunus avium
The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.
How to choose a flowering cherry tree
We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.