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Spring Glow

Spring Glow is a stand-out pink flowering cherry tree - the vibrant intensity of the blossom colour in early spring makes it easy to spot a Spring Glow tree from a distance. Another bonus is that the blossom is long-lasting.

Technically Spring Glow is not really a flowering cherry but rather a form of the flowering cherry plum or Myrobalan plum (Prunus cerasifera). The single flowers are large, dark pink in colour, and appear early in the spring - usually in the middle of March.

The leaves appear after the blossom, and have an attractive copper red colour - and they remain this colour until the autumn. For this reason Spring Glow is an excellent choice for summer colour, with the distinctive bright leaf colour standing out clearly beside other species with green foliage.

Spring Glow grows with an upright habit.

Prunus x persicoides

Spring Glow flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from week commencing 2nd March (where items shown in stock).


History

Spring Glow was developed in Australia at the start of the 20th century. It is usually listed in the species Prunus x persicoides, which would make it effectively a cross between a peach and and almond. However it has a different habit and flower shape to either of them, and unlike them is not susceptible to peach leaf-curl infection. It is best considered a flowering cherry-plum, i.e. Prunus cerasifera.

Spring Glow characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flowering seasonEarly
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Leaf colour - summerDark purple
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • PruningLight prune
  • Country of originAustralia
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Nigra
    Prunus cerasifera
    Nigra
    A popular flowering cherry-plum tree, with dark purple leaves and pale pink blossom.
  • See also Royal Burgundy
    Prunus
    Royal Burgundy
    Royal Burgundy is a flowering cherry, related to Prunus Kanzan with striking red purple foliage combined with double pink flowers.

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 Spring Glow flowering cherry plum 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.