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Tiltstone Hellfire

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.

Prunus

Tiltstone Hellfire flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

History

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 characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Mid-season
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Yellow / CrimsonOrange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Prune after flowering
    • Growth rate:Average
    • Site conditions:Occasional drought
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • 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 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.