The Flagpole Cherry
Description: A distinctive columnar tree with erect branches. The oval leaves are greeny-bronze when young, later dark green, then red-gold in autumn. Dense clusters of fragrant semi-double light pink flowers in late April.
History: Introduced early in the twentieth century. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1931.
Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk, and clay.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 1m