Prunus ‘Starlight’® Named RHS Plant of the Year


We are delighted to announce that Prunus ‘Starlight’® has been awarded the highly coveted title of RHS Plant of the Year 2024. This esteemed accolade, presented by the Royal Horticultural Society, recognises the outstanding qualities and unique characteristics of this exceptional new variety.

Prunus ‘Starlight’®

Prunus ‘Starlight’®  stood out among the competition for its remarkable features, including its stunning profusion of pure white blossoms that emerge in early spring, creating a breathtaking display that heralds the start of the gardening season. Its compact growth habit and disease resistance make it an ideal choice for both urban and rural landscapes.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Prunus ‘Starlight’® has been honoured with the RHS Plant of the Year award,” said Steph Dunn James, Director at Frank P Matthews Ltd. “This achievement underscores over 123 years of commitment to growing exceptional trees on our nursery”

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Prunus ‘Starlight’®  is noted for its adaptability and resilience. It thrives in a variety of soil types and is well-suited to the UK’s climate, ensuring that gardeners can enjoy its beauty with minimal maintenance. The tree’s graceful form and enchanting blooms provide year-round interest, making it a standout choice for garden enthusiasts and professional landscapers alike.

The RHS Plant of the Year competition is held annually at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where new plant introductions are evaluated by a panel of experts. Prunus ‘Starlight’ impressed the judges with its unique combination of beauty, practicality, and performance, securing its place as a top contender in the horticultural world.

To learn more or order your own Prunus ‘Starlight’® click here