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Prunus Royal Burgundy

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Cherry

Bright pink flowers contrasted by deep purple foliage

A flowering cherry tree with glossy deep purple-red leaves and large, candy-floss pink flowers during April and May. The leaves turn vibrant shades of bright scarlet in the autumn.

Where?

This plant does best in full sun. It is ideal for small gardens or as a specimen tree.

How?

It can be grown in any fertile, moist soil.

This popular tree was introduced in the 1990.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 580 cm - 700 cm
Plant width 425 cm - 500 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 210 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

Typically available

From February to September