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Spring Glow

Prunus x persicoides

On those gloomy grey days in late February and March, when everything else is still dormant, Spring Glow brings a dazzling splash of intense deep pink colour to the garden.

The single flowers are large, dark pink in colour, and appear very early in the spring. Another bonus is that the blossom is long-lasting.

The leaves appear after the blossom, and have an attractive copper red colour - and they remain this colour until the autumn.

Spring Glow is a relatively vigorous tree with an upright habit.

Spring Glow flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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You can now pre-order for next season.


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 an 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 perhaps best considered a flowering cherry-plum, i.e. Prunus cerasifera.

Spring Glow characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourDark purple
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originAustralia
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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 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. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. 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.