The crown of Prunus fruticosa Globosa in flower
The crown of Prunus fruticosa Globosa in flower
A row of Prunus fructosa Globosa on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Globe Cherry from this batch

Prunus fruticosa Globosa

Globe Cherry

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Prunus fruticosa Globosa is a small, round headed cherry tree which is grafter at both the base and the top of the stem.

The flowers are small and single white, appearing in the early spring with the other Prunus varieties.   The leaves are small and a bright green in colour, turning a fantastic deep red/orange in the autumn time. 

Prunus fruticoa Globosa is a top worked, or grafted tree which is useful in extremely restricted spaces; the crown will remain rounded and compact throughout the duration of its lifetime.  The globe form is produced by grafting a Prunus avium stem onto Colt rootstock and fruticosa Globosa is then grafted at the top.  This combination produces a tree with a root system that does not cause pavement heave, has a clear stem of 1.8-2m and a compact and rounded crown.

It is useful to point out that the trunk of this tree will not get taller over time; all of the growth will come from the tips of the round crown.

Like all ornamental cherry, this tree is best planted in well drained soils, as it does not enjoy having its roots sat in water at all.  If you have heavy clay soil, consider mound planting this tree or opting for a comparable compact Malus variety.

The Globe cherry is a great choice for short avenues and very formal gardens where architectural shapes direct the landscape.  It can be clipped to maintain density.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
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.