Pink Flowered Bird Cherry Trees

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Misc RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Pink - Light
Type Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour
Flowering Apr, May

Prunus padus Colorata - Standard

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8 std Bareroot Out of Stock £52.68Out of Stock£50.04Out of Stock£45.48
8/10 std Bareroot Out of Stock £73.20Out of Stock£68.40Out of Stock£58.80
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Prunus Padus Colorata

The Purple Leaf Bird Cherry is a pink flowering variety of the native Bird Cherry tree. It is a striking tree 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 and becoming deep green in summer. 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 black fruit are popular with birds. Prunus padus Colorata is a tough, hardy tree that will grow in most well drained soils and with its narrow, upright canopy it is suitable for most gardens. It reach a height of about 10 metres.

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History & uses of Prunus padus Colorata: 

This unusual pink flowered bird cherry was discovered by chance in Sweden in the 1950's and all existing trees are clones of that original tree, 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.

How Standard Trees are Measured: All our standards are graded by their girth in centimetres - taken 1 metre above ground level. 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.

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    1.2m)

    £11.40

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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