Prunus Tiltstone Hellfire

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower size: Large
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading

Tiltstone Hellfire is a small flowering cherry tree which grows with a classic upright vase shape. The relatively large single flowers are white tinged with light pink.

The leaves are a light copper green in the spring, emerging with the blossom. They turn dark green over the summer, and then (like many varieties related to Prunus sargentii) take on very strong red and orange tints in the late autumn.

Tiltstone Hellfire was raised by retired nurseryman Donavan Leaman, who became a novelist. He named it after his Tiltstone trilogy - although it is widely mis-spelled as Tilstone Hellfire. It is a cross of Prunus sargentii and Prunus Spire (itself related to Prunus sargentii). The name is quite appropriate, given the fiery autumn leaf colours of this variety.

Tiltstone Hellfire trees for sale

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Tiltstone Hellfire tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Tiltstone Hellfire tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£45.95
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Tiltstone Hellfire characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Prune after flowering
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow / Crimson Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Spire
    Prunus
    Spire
    A compact upright blossom tree with pale pink flowers, and orange-red autumn foliage colours.

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.