Prunus Accolade

Accolade Cherry, Cherry Blossom Accolade, Flowering Cherry Accolade, Ornamental Cherry

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Prunus Accolade is a hybrid cross between Prunus sargentii and Prunus x subhirtella.  This clone is a well known and proven variety that won the First Class Certificate in 1954, the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1952 and the updated version in 2002.

Owing to its parentage, this tree is one of the first Ornamental Cherry trees to come into flower in the spring time, producing its prolific semi-double pink flowers very early in spring, when most of the horticultural world is still in winter mode.  It can sometimes produce a few flowers over the winter time too, however tends to give its most reliable display in spring.  Following the floral display, the leaves emerge, dark green and relatively small for a Cherry, the foliage can sometimes seem sparse compared to other cherries, however this is completely normal for this tree and in autumn, you will be treated to an attractive orange-red autumn display of foliage colour courtesy of its Prunus x sargentii parentage to balance this.

This Ornamental Cherry tree is a superb performer; it is tolerant of most soils that are well drained, including calcareous ones.  At maturity this tree develops a rounded, spreading habit and forms a tree of medium size.

Prunus Accolade is great to bring vibrant colour and life to a potentially gloomy time of year and whilst this display is hard to question, it is best coupled with a tree which can offer a striking foliage display that will take the limelight during the summer period when the foliage of Prunus Accolade is less spectacular.

Mature Height 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.