Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
winter-flowering cherry 'Autumnalis'
'Autumnalis' is an elegant, small, spreading deciduous tree with ovate leaves turning yellow in autumn. Semi-double white flowers 1.5cm in width
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches
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