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Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea

Rosebud Cherry

Add colour to your garden during the dark winter months

A winter flowering cherry that in any mild winter will produce pink, lightly fragranced flowers sometime between autumn and spring. Its looks striking with young bronze leaves, which later mature to green and eventually turn yellow in autumn.

Where?

It will grow best in full sun and is perfect for informal gardens or as a specimen tree. Shelter the blossom from cold winds.

How?

For best results grow in any deep, fertile, well-drained soil.  (Rosebud cherry)

Prunus Autumnalisosea is often referred to as 'the winter beauty'.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Winter
Flowering December - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From February to September