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Prunus serrula

Tibetan cherry

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Colourful bark, Flowers



Skill level


Prunus serrula

Plant details

There are about 200 different species of prunus, ranging from large evergreen trees to small deciduous shrubs. P. serrula is one of the best trees for a small garden. It forms a rounded shape with dark green leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. Its main feature is its bark, which is a wonderful, glossy coppery-red. Its spring flowers are small and white and it bears tiny fruits in autumn.

Family: Roseaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: serrula

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 1000cm

Reader reviews


Are the fruits edible or ornamental?

Woodgreen wonderboy

Fruits definitely ornamental... in fact they are so small that I am not sure if I have ever noticed them. You grow this tree for the bark... the Sheraton tree, says it all.

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