Winter Flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus Subhirtella

£179.79£549.79

Prunus subhirtella, commonly known as the Winter Flowering Cherry, is a delightful variation among cherry trees that brings colour and vibrancy during the otherwise bleak winter months. This distinctive tree stands as a testament to the resilience of nature, making it a fascinating addition to any garden setting.

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Prunus subhirtella, commonly known as the Winter Flowering Cherry, is a delightful variation among cherry trees that brings colour and vibrancy during the otherwise bleak winter months. This distinctive tree stands as a testament to the resilience of nature, making it a fascinating addition to any garden setting.

Unlike most cherry trees that are renowned for their profuse spring blossoms, Prunus subhirtella provides an unexpected display in late autumn, winter, or early spring, depending on the specific cultivar. The delicate semi-double to double flowers, often a subtle pink that fades to white, add a splash of soft colour to the winter landscape. This out-of-season flowering is the tree’s defining characteristic and what truly sets it apart from other cherry trees.

Growing to a moderate size of about 6 to 15 metres tall, the Winter Flowering Cherry can fit comfortably into a wide range of British garden designs. The trees are graceful, with elegant, spreading branches, and the Autumnalis variety in particular displays an attractive, rounded canopy. This makes them an excellent choice as a focal point in a garden design or as part of a winter-interest planting scheme.

The tree is relatively hardy, coping well with the cool British climate. It prefers a well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. As the leaves emerge after the flowers, the spring and summer foliage provides a lush green canopy that turns to golds and reds in the autumn, ensuring year-round interest.

From a wildlife perspective, the Winter Flowering Cherry is a boon, particularly in the colder months. Its early flowers provide a much-needed source of nectar and pollen for bees and other insects that are active during milder winter days. Birds and small mammals may also use the tree’s structure for shelter or nesting.

Despite the common name, it’s worth noting that not all Prunus subhirtella varieties flower in winter. For instance, the variety ‘Pendula’ blooms in spring and has a weeping form, demonstrating the diversity within this species.

An interesting fact about the Winter Flowering Cherry is its association with the concept of “mono no aware” in Japanese culture. This phrase, often translated as “the beauty of transience,” embodies the appreciation for moments of fleeting beauty, like the brief but beautiful bloom of cherry blossoms. With the Winter Flowering Cherry, this poignant display is made even more striking set against the starkness of winter.

In conclusion, the Winter Flowering Cherry, with its off-season bloom, provides a unique beauty and an invaluable resource for wildlife during the winter months. Its adaptability and the year-round interest it provides make Prunus subhirtella a splendid addition to any British garden, offering a distinctive charm and a reminder of nature’s enduring vibrancy, even in the coldest season.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type

Decidious

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Fruit?

0

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

Fragrant

0

Variety

Winter Flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis, Fukubana Winter Flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus Subhiretella Fukubana, Pendula Winter Flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus Subhiretella Pendula, Rosea Winter Flowering Cherry Trees – Prunus Subhiretella Rosea

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

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