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Prunus cerasifera Crimson Pointe

Japanese flowering cherry

Unique upright flowering cherry

A perfect tree for a small space. With branches that grow upwards and stay as a slender column, this tree can be planted to give height in a border or as a specimen in a lawn. The flowers are seen in late spring and are a great contrast to the new bronze leaves.


Choose a sunny site, away from cold winds and plant in soil that isn't too dry in summer.


Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil before planting and stake your tree until the roots are established. Feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - March
Evergreen No
Plant height 300 cm - 500 cm
Plant width 300 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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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. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, City garden

Typically available

From February to September