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Trailblazer

Prunus cerasifera

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 flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 1-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • PruningDo not prune
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourBronzeDark purple
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous


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.