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Crimson PointeTM ornamental cherry trees

Prunus x cerasifera
  • Flowering month: March
  • Blossom colour: White
A purple-leaved flowering plum tree, which grows with an upright compact form.

Crimson Pointe ornamental cherry trees for sale


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

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

Crimson Pointe is a purple-leaved blossom tree, which grows in a strongly columnar form, making it ideal for smaller gardens or for street planting.

The simple white blossom appears quite early in the spring. The tree sometimes produces a crop of small plums.

However the main attraction is the columnar shape and rich bronze leaf colour, which gives the tree a useful structural role in a garden or street planting. The foliage is far more dense than some other columnar flowering cherries such as Prunus Amanagawa.

Crimson Pointe can be considered as a columnar alternative to the well-known purple-leaved flowering plum, Prunus Nigra - to which it is closely related.

How to grow

Crimson Pointe is easy to grow, and very cold-hardy.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Crimson Pointe was discovered as a chance seedling growing amongst a collection of Prunus x cerasifera trees in Ohio, USA, in 1983. It was developed by Lake County Nursery of Ohio, and its full name is Prunus x cerasifera 'Cripoizam' Crimson PointeTM.

Although listed as a flowering cherry, technically Crimson Pointe is a flowering cherry-plum.

Crimson Pointe characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates


  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed / Black