Winter Flowering Cherry Trees
Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis is an Autumn-Winter flowering cherry tree with white blossom. It is a small tree that casts very light shade, suitable for most small gardens. Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis, has dark pink buds that open into mainly white flowers. It blooms on bare wood during mild spells from late October to February. The flowers are sometimes followed by very bitter small fruit, which are loved by birds. The leaves are bronze in spring, turning green and then gold in autumn. A very pretty tree that can be grown in the smallest garden. Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Cherry trees can reach a height of about 7 metres.
History & uses of Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis: Introduced to Europe at the the turn of the 20th century. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit and a First Class Certificate for displays of its cut flowers. It is important for Japanese flower arrangers as it flowers in winter.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All our large trees, are graded by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level. They aren't measured by their height. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres. In any variety an 8/10 is taller than a 6/8 but the heights between different varieties can vary hugely. So standard trees are roughly 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall.