Prunus x persicoides Spring Glow

  • Spring Glow flowering cherry blossom
  • Spring Glow blossom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright

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.

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 trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 23rd September 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Spring Glow tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Spring Glow flowering cherry plum tree

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Spring Glow characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
  • Leaf colour: Dark purple
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark purple
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

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

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.

QR code for Flowering cherry tree - Spring Glow for sale