A picture of a Tibetan Cherry

Tibetan Cherry

Prunus serrula

Also known as

Birch-Bark Tree, Ornamental Cherry, Birchbark Cherry, Cherry

Prunus-serrula by Sten Porse (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

10m

8m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Tibetan Cherry

Birch bark cherry Prunus serrula at Boreham, Essex, England
Châlons - petit jard (8)
Prunus serrulata 2005 spring 006
Prunus serrulata 2005 spring 012

Tibetan Cherry Overview

Also known as Tibetan cherry, Prunus serrula is a deciduous tree with attractive ornamental bark and foliage. Leaves are thin and the bark is coloured copper-brown, with a glossy finish. Flowers are arranged in small clusters, they are 5-petalled and white, with long, orange-yellow tipped anthers.

Common problems with Tibetan Cherry

Can also be affected by leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.

How to propagate Tibetan Cherry

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings taken in early summer, bottom heat is advised for good root development.

Grafting

Budding

Chip-budding

Seed

Special features of Tibetan Cherry

Attractive leaves

Attractive leaves and ornamental bark.

Other uses of Tibetan Cherry

Hedging, specimen and bark

Multi Stemmed Trees

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