Tibetan Cherry Blossom, Large Trees

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Shade Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Well Drained, Poor/Dry
Colour Purple
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour, Beautiful Bark
Flowering Apr

Prunus serrula tibetica (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £99.96Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£94.98Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£89.94
200/250 cm Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£49.20Available to order - delivery from November£44.88Available to order - delivery from November£39.96
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£79.98Available to order - delivery from November£74.94Available to order - delivery from November£69.96
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Prunus serrula tibetica: Bareroot Tibetan Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

The Tibetan Cherry is a small deciduous tree with wonderfully unusual mahogany red bark that deserves to be the centre of attention. It is also called Birch Bark Cherry because of the way that its old bark strips away to reveal shiny new layers, similar to the paper bark birch.
It has narrow, oval leaves similar to a willow that do not create thick shade, so you can plant quite a range of bulbs and plants around it. The small white flowers are not showy, and in hot summers they mature into decorative, bitter red fruit for the birds. The leaves turn a clear yellow in autumn and fall away to reveal the tree's bark in all its glory: in the right light, it seems to be sculpted from polished copper or bronze, but with a richer cinnamon tone than either.

Prunus serrula is not a very big tree and is an excellent choice for a small garden where space and light are limited. It will grow to about 8 metres.

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

Delivery season: Tibetan 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
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Specimen
  • Colour: Small white flowers in April. Bright mahogany bark.
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Tibetan Cherry Trees

Suitable for any fertile, well drained soil, we recommend planting in full sun. The faster it grows, the more often it will shed its old skin and allow you to feast your eyes on its fresh red bark.

Top tip for getting the best from the bark: never give in to the temptation to peel away the bark yourself. This will slow down the tree's shedding cycle, and there is a risk of infection. Instead, when the tree starts looking a bit dull, give it a scrub with a large non-metallic brush and warm soapy water, or you could use a pressure hose on a gentle setting. This will brighten up the older bark without affecting the tree.

Did You Know?

It was brought to Britain at the turn of the last century by the intrepid Mr Ernest Wilson, who we have to thank for some 2000 Chinese plants that are now regular features of British gardens. It's not really Tibetan, hailing from Szechwan/Sichuan province in Western China, although that area was the Eastern border of the Tibetan empire for a few decades in the late 700s AD.

Oddly, in our opinion, it does not have an RHS Award of Garden Merit, although two of its cultivars do.

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 box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *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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