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Prunus serrula


Common Name(s):

Tibetan Cherry

SKU: 9e1efc57e3ce Categories: ,
RHS Award of Garden Merit


Incomparable polished mahogany brown bark, with small white flowers, preferring free draining soils. Reasonably fast growing, for a medium-sized tree

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: medium

Flowering Period: spring

Time to maturity: 20-50 years

Habit / Shape: oval

Flower colour: white

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Soil Moisture:

  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity: happy anywhere

Bark colour: copper-brown bark

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand

Sunlight: full sun


  • exposed
  • full sun
  • sheltered

Tree features:

  • attractive to wildlife
  • flowering tree
  • spring leaf colour
  • autumn leaf colour
  • attractive bark

Possible pests, diseases, problems:

  • blossom wilt
  • leaf mining moths
  • canker
  • caterpillars
  • bull finches
  • silver leaf


  • Christening
  • engagement
  • Retirement
  • valentines
  • wedding

Common Name(s): Cherry, Tibetan Cherry

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually