Prunus cerasifera Trailblazer

  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft

Trailblazer is an ornamental cherry-plum (Prunus cerasifera) which is primarily grown for its attractive bronze leaves and simple white blossom. However it will usually produce a light crop of small dark red cherry plums. These can be cooked, and have a pleasant sweet flavour if left to ripen on the tree.

Trailblazer trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Trailblazer tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
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How to grow

Trailblazer is self-fertile, and will produce a small crop even without another pollinator nearby. It will also pollinate some other plum, cherry-plum, and damson varieties that are in flower at the same time.

Trailblazer characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Bronze Dark purple
  • Fruit colour: Red - dark
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

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.