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Catherine ornamental cherry trees

Prunus
  • Flowering month: January
  • Flowering month: February
  • Flowering month: December
  • Blossom colour: White
An unusual winter-flowering cherry, which also has superb autumn leaf colours.

Catherine ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Catherine is an unusual flowering cherry tree because it flowers so early. The relatively large single white blossoms appear in early winter - possibly even as early as December in some years.

In autumn the leaves turn an intense orange-red in, making this one of the best of the ornamental cherries for autumn leaf colours.

How to grow

For the best autumn colours, plant in a sheltered location in full sun.

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History

Prunus 'Catherine' is thought to be related to Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea', and shares its characteristic of flowering very early in the winter. However the strong autumn leaf colours take after 'Collingwood Ingram' and Prunus sargentii although its growth habit is not as neat as the former. 

Catherine characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Identification

  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthJanuaryFebruaryDecember
  • Blossom colourWhite