Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
available to order from late autumn
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Buy Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis' autumn cherry: Gorgeous winter-flowering cherry

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 April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A stunning tree for the winter garden. Tiny white flowers open from deep pink buds on mild autumn days, continuing to bloom sporadically throughout the winter. The wand-like branches clustered with flowers are useful for cutting and taking indoors. An excellent small tree for a sunny garden.

  • 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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Subhirtella autumnalis


Beautiful tree bloomed repeatedly over winter and even late spring A really cheerful sight




Superb, flowers in winter!


Bought to provide winter flowering interest & scent in a semi-shaded spot. Perfect, flowered well in it's first year and is a wonderful shape. Many thanks.




I would recommend this product


Planted in early Spring and now in late December it is showing lots of tiny blossom buds. I'm thrilled that this delicate young tree has settled in so well!




My favourite of small trees


This is a wonderful rewarding tree for a small garden. The cheery small pink flowers grow on the bare stem in winter and continue through to Spring. I can't recommend it highly enough - I fully intend to buy a second one once they are in stock again this Autumn.


Chandler's Ford, Hampshire



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How long can I keep the tree in its pot before planting? I have recently received this tree as a gift and I am planning on completely landscaping my garden soon therefore I don't want to plant it and it ends up in the wrong place! How long can it stay in the pot before it will need planting properly?


It could stay in its existing pot until the spring (provided it is kept well watered), however it would definitely benefit from being potted up into something larger now. That way the roots can put on some new growth over the winter, and you can plant it out in the garden next year.


What height is the graft please? Are the blossoms quite profuse or are they light over the tree?


Hello there The graft will be approx 9" above the soil level. This winter flowering tree tends to flower sporadically throughout the winter rather than a mass of flowers all at one time. Hope this helps

Hi would this be suitable for container planting? THank you


Hello, It will be OK in a really large container filled with John Innes No.2 or No.3 compost, however ultimately it will be happier planted out.


Is it ok to plant this tree where an autumn flowering prunus has been? The previuos tree died this year.


Hello there It depends why the previous tree died. Ornamental cherries are relatively short lived, so if it died of natural causes, then yes it is fine to replant with another Prunus. However if the death was due to another cause, like a disease then I wouldn't. Hope this helps


Am I ok planting in winter? Hello, Sorry to trouble you, but being new to gardening I was hoping you would be kind enough to help me....... Can you please let me know if it's OK for me to plant these plants listed below now, or should I wait? I've read a number of different opinions and hence confused. I'd hate to plant them and they end up dying! Many thanks Richard Phyllostachys nigra Prunus 'Amanogawa' Sorbus vilmorinii Prunus ?? subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Richard Hollidge

Hello Richard, All the plants are fully hardy so can be planted out at any time as long as the ground isn't frozen. Therefore I would leave them in their pots until the ground is not frozen solid and then get them in the ground. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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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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