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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

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • 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'

Budding

Grafting

Cuttings

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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