Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and the Award of Merit in 1960.
This delicate, distinctive rosy-pink cherry is a real delight as it flowers during the winter months and not in spring like most other cherries. Autumn foliage is orange yellow in colour and appears before the flowers arrive. Semi-double soft white flowers appear intermittently from November through to March bringing a joyous lift to the garden in otherwise dull months. Like most cherries it prefers to be planted in well-drained soil and to protect the blossom choose a place away from strong winds. This tree is good for bees and other pollinators.
Mature height: 5-8m