PRUNUS rufa

Commonly known as Himalayan Cherry

FLOWERING CHERRIES

Rusty and hairy new shoots and clusters of pale pink flowers. The best aspect of this species is its peeling reddish-brown bark
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Mid-green leaves 3-10cm (1¼-4in) long, paler and hairy beneath
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pale pink
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tree
    Small, round-headed tree with glossy, tan or reddish brown bark and rusty-hairy young shoots. Produces solitary or paired flowers to 2cm (¾in) across with the leaves. Fruits are ellipsoid, dark red and 7-10mm (¼-½in) across
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

PRUNUS rufa

 
H/Std £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects and birds
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches, silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker, brown rot
    Place of origin
    Himalayas
  • Flower Shape
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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