Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ was introduced in 1894 and won the Award of Merit in 1930.
This delicate, distinctive cherry is a real delight as it flowers during the winter months and not in spring like most other cherries.
Semi-double soft white flowers appear intermittently from November through to March bringing a joyous lift to the garden in otherwise dull months. With this in mind, consider well the planting location so it can be viewed at its full potential in winter months.
Autumn foliage is orange-yellow in colour and appears before the flowers arrive.
This popular small tree for bringing colour to schemes in the winter forms a rounded head and like most cherries prefers to be planted on a well-drained soil. Avoid heavy clay or waterlogged soils.
This lovely tree can be useful planted in gardens and parks and avenues.
This tree is good for bees and other pollinators.
Mature height: 5-8m