Prunus Ser. Royal Burgundy


Prunus Ser. Royal Burgundy, Japanese flowering Cherry. Deciduous with reddish purple foliage and deeper pink flowers. Rounded to horizontal, with beautiful, coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark. Dark green are tapered, turning yellow in the fall. White flowers are bowl-shaped, solitary or in groups of 2 to 4, borne as leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by ovoid cherry-like fruit. Height 30 ft.


*Also available as a Multistem or 1/2 Standard, select below



Plant in moist well drained soil, Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring