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A picture of a Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Also known as

Autumn Flowering Cherry

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

A Winter flowering cherry tree tree in front of a brick building covered with white flowers. Image taken by Candide user AlanGardenMaster
A close up of the white flowers of the Winter flowering cherry. Image taken by Candide user AlanGardenMaster

Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis' Overview

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' is a small tree that has a spreading habit. It produces semi double, white flowers in warm spells over the winter and occasionally a second flush in early spring.

Common problems with Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

Can be attacked by leaf mining moths, bullfinches and caterpillars. It can also suffer from bacterial canker, blossom wilt & silver leaf.

How to harvest Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'




Take softwood cuttings in summer and provide bottom heat.

Special features of Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Leaves turn yellow in autumn before falling.

Other uses of Winter-Flowering Cherry 'Autumnalis'

This low maintenance tree is often planted as a specimen tree for it's spring & autumn interest.

Multi Stemmed Trees

With a little formative work these trees can be trained into multi- stemmed specimens.

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OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale

Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)

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