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Prunus serrula ornamental cherry trees

  • Flowering month: April
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Awards: RHS AGM (former) 1993
  • Awards: RHS AM 1944
A popular flowering cherry tree species, The Tibetan cherry or Birch Bark cherry is well-known for its attractive bark.

Prunus serrula ornamental cherry trees for sale


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

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £66.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50< 5 in stock
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

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.

Prunus serrula is often known as the Birch Bark Cherry on account of its distinctive glossy brown striated bark, which peels away to reveal lower layers underneath.

This gives the tree a uniquely attractive appearance year-round.

The small flowers are a plain white colour, usually blooming in April.

The green leaves turn yellow in the autumn.

How to grow

Prunus serrula is a medium-sized flowering cherry tree species, which can be grown in most situations.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Prunus serrula is also known as the Tibetan cherry, reflecting its origins in western China and central Asia.

Prunus serrula characteristics


  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates


  • Disease resistanceGood


  • Country of originChina
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • AwardsRHS AMRHS AGM (former)