With welcoming in the New Year and Christmas already feeling like a distant memory we are eager to get back into the garden with it being the perfect time for flowering cherry trees. We hope you have had a relaxing festive break and an excellent start to 2020, and are ready for some colour to be added to your gardens.
Our winter flowering cherry trees are looking good and adding some much-needed colour on these dull days we are currently experiencing. Flowering cherry trees are normally associated with beautiful spring blossom, but there are winter-flowering cherry trees too, which can add a bit of cheer to your garden. With their delicate flowers, they are an ideal choice if you are looking to plant a winter flowering deciduous tree in your garden.
We have a good selection in stock, and to get you started you could consider one of these:-
Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’
Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ is a spreading, deciduous winter flowering cherry tree, and is also known as the Rosebud Cherry. Its delicate semi-double pink-white flowers are a pleasure to see during the autumn and winter months are they are looking good just now. This variety will grow happily in full sun in a sheltered or exposed position. If you have a small garden, this is an ideal choice as it has an eventual height and spread of 4-8m. Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ is best planted in moist, well-drained soil.
Prunus ‘Marie Mallet’
Prunus ‘Marie Mallet’ is an exceptionally pretty flowering cherry tree, and although is an early spring flowering variety, is actually in flower now! This weeping variety is easy to grow and has white flowers flushed with pink. It will grow happily in full sun or partial shade and has an eventual height and spread of 5m after about 20 years. Prunus ‘Marie Mallet’ can be planted in any good well-drained soil. Its green foliage transforms into rich autumn colours.
Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’
Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ is a small tree with semi-double pale pink flowers, which appear from November to March on bare branches. The flowers are followed by small fruits, which are good for birds – so looking after our garden friends too! Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ has green foliage that turns shades of orange/yellow in the autumn. It is ideal for small gardens and is pollution tolerant, so is a tree suitable for urban areas. It will thrive in most conditions but does not like wet soil or shallow chalk. Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ can be planted in a sunny location, with little or no protection.
If you are looking for a nursery with flowering cherry trees for sale, we shall look forward to welcoming you to Arundel Arboretum. Our staff are always available to answer your questions and give you further help and advice on the right tree for your garden.