Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' (Winter Flowering Cherry)
Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' is a wonderful garden tree, flowering throughout the winter from autumn in mild spells - so a really useful resource for bees. There's not much forage about at this time of year. This variety of Winter Cherry has masses of semi-double pinky-white flowers opening from deeper pink buds, which give it its alternative name of Rosebud Cherry. Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' has attractive foliage which turns from pale bronze in the spring to yellow in the autumn.
Flowers: December - February
Soil type: Most fertile well drained soils
Supplier : R.V.Roger
We supply Winter Cherry trees as bare root, so they are only available between October and March.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' to the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex