Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
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Buy Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' pink autumn cherry: Delicate small tree

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: October to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A gorgeous deciduous tree with a lovely spreading habit and dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn. During mild spells in October through to March, the branches are smothered in dark pink blossom. A wonderful choice for the smaller garden and where space is limited.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker, cutting back any dead, diseased or crossing branches.

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Mid-winter cheer


I have planted this tree in the border near the road so my neighbours can also anjoy its mid-winter pink blossom when the days are dark. I had an impressive mature example of this tree in my garden in Winchester and I look forward to a similar display in Yorkshire.


South Yorkshire


Prunus × subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea

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Will this plant be happy in a pot? I was hoping to re-pot it into something larger but did not see any recommendations for keeping it potted. If not, is it ok to plant it at this one of year? Thanks in advance!


Hello You could start this off in a large pot, but really within a few years it would be happier planted in the ground so if you can plant it in your garden that would be better. Regarding planting, as a general rule the best time to plant fully hardy plants such as this is in the spring or the autumn, however if the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged you can still plant now. If in doubt you can still keep the tree outside in the garden, in its original pot in a sheltered spot where it won't be blown over until you can plant out.


Winter flowering trees? Hi, It's so joyful to see trees in flower, even now in January. Can you please tell me which trees these are likely to be and do you stock them? Sincerely, Wil

William Williams

Hello Wil, There are very few trees that will flower in winter, but these two will Acacia dealbata Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

How do I plant my Cherry blossom tree? Hi, What is the depth of hole I should dig for the Cherry tree 10L pot please? What type of compost should I use? Should I plant the pot the plant comes in as well or remove it before planting? How often should I be watering this tree if I plant it within the next two weeks? i.e. Ever other day for two weeks, etc. Regards, Scott

Scott Gilmour

Hello Scott, You should dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the existing rootball of the plant. You should then dig in lots of composted organic matter (or John Innes No 3 compost) and backfill until the plant will sit (without its pot) at the same soil level as it had in the pot. You can then gently backfill the sides around the rootball and firm it down without compacting it. As for watering, this will depend on a number of factors, but to be sure all you need to do is keep an eye on it and water it when the surrounding soil feels dry. We do have an article on how to plant on our site which you may find useful - just click on the following link to go straight to it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What can I use as a centrepiece in my bed? I'm looking for a small ornamental tree or shrub for a centrepiece, ideally with with flowers or pretty foliage. Can you give me any ideas??

David Poulter

There are some wonderful plants that would be suitable - here are some of my favourites. Prunus Amanogawa Arbutus unedo Malus floribunda Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' Betula pendula 'Youngii' Sorbus cashmiriana Amelanchier lamarckii Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' Useful articles:



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