Pink Flowering Bird Cherry Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Pink (Light)
Type Native, Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour
Flowering Apr, May

Prunus padus Colorata (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
200/250 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Sold out for 2020-21 £54.96Out of Stock - Sold out for 2020-21£49.98Out of Stock - Sold out for 2020-21£46.98
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock£74.94Out of Stock£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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OUT OF STOCK

£34.66

Cherry, Bird Colorata - Standard needs...
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Prunus padus Colorata: Bareroot Pink Bird Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

The Purple Leaf Bird Cherry is a pink flowering variety of the native Bird Cherry tree. It is a striking specimen, with excellent contrasts and changes of colour across the year.
The leaf buds and new stems begin as a deep purple, bronzing into a coppery tone as the leaves unfurl, becoming deep green in summer and then red in Autumn. The flowers appear in May, while the leaves are still fresh, on long flowering strands called racemes. Each delicate flower has pale pink petals around a rose-hip coloured centre. These face out in every direction from their central stalk, appearing all the more vivid because of the rich foliage. The small, bitter black fruit are popular with birds.
With its narrow, upright canopy it is suitable for most gardens, and reaches a height of about 10 metres.

Browse our variety of cherry blossom trees or our full range of garden trees.

Delivery season: Cherry blossom trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: To 10m
  • Soil: Any decently well drained, even compacted
  • Use: Small gardens, specimen, urban
  • Colour: Pink flowers in April-May, red Autumn foliage
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Colorata Bird Cherry Trees

This is a tough, hardy tree that will grow in most well drained sites, and tolerates compacted urban soils and air pollution. It really needs close full sun to flower well; given that it is such an ornamental tree, it is not worth planting in partial shade in our opinion.

Did You Know?

This unusual pink bird cherry was discovered by chance in Sweden in the 1950's and all existing trees are clones of the original, as it doesn't come true from seed. The RHS loves this tree and has given it 3 awards since 1974, two for its cuttings on display and the Award of Garden Merit for being easy to grow and good-looking.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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