Cherry Prunus Spire (Prunus hillieri 'Spire') 1Cherry Prunus Spire (Prunus hillieri 'Spire') 1Cherry Prunus Spire (Prunus hillieri 'Spire') 2Cherry Prunus Spire (Prunus hillieri 'Spire') 3

Spire Cherry Blossom, Large Trees

Prunus hillieri Spire (Standard)Plant guarantee for 1 yearFeefo logo

The details

Delivered in Large Sizes
  • Very upright - ideal in small gardens
  • Small, soft pink single flowers in April with red eyes
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Max. Height: 6m
  • Bareroot Delivery: Oct-Mar.
Choose a plant formWhat to expect
Choose a size
£ 64.98

Recommended extras

Buckle & Strap Tree Ties
Buckle & Strap Tree Ties Buckle and Strap Ties From £1.98
Tree Guard, Heavy Duty
Tree Guard, Heavy Duty Heavy Duty Tree Guards From £3.18
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Friendly Fungi From £5.88


Prunus hillieri Spire: Bareroot Spire Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Spire is a slender, upright ornamental flowering cherry. It has deep pink buds that open to small, very pale pink single flowers with red centres in April. The pinkish bronze leaves are unfurling at the same time, so the effect is a hazy pink cloud at a distance and, close up, full of charming detail. The autumnal colour is red and gold.
Prunus Spire is almost a match for a Rancho Cherry when it comes to tall, slim flowering cherries for tight spaces and small gardens where you need height without too much width. It is a popular choice for narrow residential streets.

Browse our variety of cherry blossom trees or our range of ornamental trees.

Delivery season: Spire Cherry 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).


  • Height: 6-8m tall by 3m wide
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Specimen, avenue, small gardens, urban, large containers
  • Colour: Soft pink flowers in April
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Spire Cherry Trees

Suitable for any well drained soil, we recommend planting in full sun. It is well suited to large containers designed for trees.

They are naturally columnar when they are young and will spread slightly with age: light pruning in late summer will keep them narrow.

Did You Know?

Bred in the 1920's by Hillier's nursery, it is a hybrid of Prunus sargentii and Prunus yedoensis.

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.