Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis-rosea'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis-rosea'

A cultivar of the Wild Spring Cherry P. subhirtella which itself has been grown for centuries in Japan but only introduced to Britain in 1894.

This is a popular variety, introduced in 1901. The flowers are a deeper pinkish-white than P. subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’, semi-double and about 20mm across. They are produced from November and continue through to March. A second flush is then produced in April as the leaves start to emerge.

The leaves are red or orange in the autumn. It has a rather open and upright habit, growing to 10m with a spread of 8m. It is one of the best-known autumn flowering cherries.

Location

  • One between Walter Moberly Hall and Tawney Building on Cherry Tree Walk; compartment 44c; tag 4014. Planted in 2002.
  • Between Walter Moberly Hall and Tawney Building on Cherry Tree Walk; compartment 42b; tag 4003. Planted in 2002.