Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea is an Autumn-Winter flowering cherry tree with pale pink blossom. It is a petite, slender tree that is suitable for a small garden.
Also known as Rosebud Cherry, it has dark pink buds that open into pastel pink flowers from late October to February. The small leaves are bronze in spring, turning green in summer and gold in autumn. It is best to plant this tree beside a path or seated area, where it can be admired up close. These trees have a slender, elegant form with lots of thin twigs and light branches that cast very little shade. This make them a really useful tree to plant in a border because they won't block much sun from reaching your other plants.Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea can reach a height of about 7 metres. You can also buy the white flowering variety of this tree, Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis.
History & uses of Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea: Introduced to Europe at the the turn of the 20th century. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit and an Award of Merit for displays of its cut flowers.
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.