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Prunus nipponica 'Brillant' | Japanese Alpine Cherry - 100-120cm, 7lt

Prunus nipponica 'Brillant' | Japanese Alpine Cherry - 100-120cm, 7lt

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Prunus nipponica 'Brillant' is a beautiful, small, dense, bushy, deciduous tree with ovate, toothed, green leaves, rusty-bronze in spring, orange and red in autumn, and masses of lovely, single, white flowers blooming in spring on bare branches before the leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by small, purple-black cherries in summer. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Prunus nipponica 'Brillant' can grow in a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained. It doesn’t like very damp or shallow, chalky soils. It thrives in moderately fertile soil in full sun. It is resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered form harsh winter winds. Once established, resistant to drought. It can withstand urban pollution. May require some pruning in early spring. Prunus nipponica 'Brillant' is a lovely, ornamental cherry tree, perfect for small cottage, wildlife, or urban gardens. Great as a specimen tree or planted along the fence or a wall. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Kurile cherry 'Brilliant', Japanese Alpine Cherry

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    single, white flowers

  • Foliage

    ovate, toothed, green leaves, rusty-bronze in spring, orange and red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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