Prunus serrula is a small, round headed, deciduous tree ideal for small gardens or areas with limited space. It was introduced to this country from West China in the early 20th Century. The attractive polished bark provides winter interest and ensures it makes a stunning specimen plant.
In Spring, single, white flowers appear in clusters amongst the newly emerging foliage and are often followed by small fruit in autumn.
The leaves are dark green and narrow throughout the summer and turn yellow before falling in autumn.
Prunus serrula is available from Deepdale Trees as a standard or multistem plant.
Name: Prunus serrula
Common Name: Tibetan Cherry
Height: approx. 10m
Demands: Like most cherries it thrives best on well drained soil
Foliage: Narrow, serrated leaves. Green in spring and summer, yellow in autumn
Bark: Shining, copper red, peeling bark
Flowers: Small, white flowers around April time
FACT: The name 'serrula' is from the Latin for 'little saw' referring to the small, sawlike serrated edges on this variety of Prunus
Prunus serrula bark for winter interest
Multistem plant in spring
Flowers and new foliage in the spring
20-25cm girth standards
Prunus serrula at RHS Chelsea Flower Show