Prunus Royal Burgundy

Royal Burgundy is perhaps the most popular of the bronze-leaved flowering cherries.

It is a delightful tree, with superb dark pink spring blossom, which is accentuated by the deep bronze colours of the emerging foliage.

Over the summer the striking bronze foliage gives it a real presence.

In the autumn the leaves turn a spectacular fiery red, making this one of the best flowering cherries for autumn colour.

Royal Burgundy is effectively a bronze-leaved form of the popular Kanzan flowering cherry, to which it is closely related. It shares Kanzan's gardener-friendly characteristics and profuse deep pink blossom.

Royal Burgundy trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Royal Burgundy tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Royal Burgundy tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95
2-year top-worked (Serrula 1m) Royal Burgundy tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative examples of pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

  • Prunus Royal Burgundy flowering cherry treePrunus Royal Burgundy flowering cherry tree
  • Prunus Royal Burgundy top worked flowering cherryPrunus Royal Burgundy top worked flowering cherry


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Royal Burgundy characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Useful for: Open spaces
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Bronze
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark bronze
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Similar varieties

  • See also Kanzan
    Prunus
    Kanzan
    Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.

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.