Prunus ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Flowering Cherries & Plums

Description: A narrow, conical tree with coppery young foliage becoming green, then yellow-orange in autumn. The single flowers are blush white, containing a distinctive pink centre, opening in mid-spring. Although used as a street tree it should have wider garden use.

History: Discovered as a seedling of Prunus serrulata Benden at the Kalmthout Arboretum of Belgium during the 1980s. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk and clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 2m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Award-winning
  • Open space planting
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour

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