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A Medium sized, scaled specimen of Prunus serrula Tibetica
A Medium sized, scaled specimen of Prunus serrula Tibetica
The shiny mahogany bark of Prunus serrula Tibetica
Prunus serrula Tibetica standards in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
A scaled, Instant sized, specimen of Prunus serrula Tibetica
Medium Tibetan Cherry from this batch
Prunus serrula Tibetica sample video

Prunus serrula Tibetica

Tibetan Cherry

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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This stunning cherry has stunning mahogany coloured shiny bark which peels with age to reveal further polished bark, it is a truly a tree which gets better with age. The leaves are small and willow like and it produces small white flowers that are produced in April, sadly they are not as impressive as the stem of this tree; it is this factor alone which drives the planting of the Tibetan Cherry.

Prunus serrula Tibetica was introduced from China by Ernest Wilson in 1908 and has won numerous horticultural accolades including the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. This vigorous cherry can be purchased as both a single stem specimen, or a multi-stem to exaggerate the effect of the stem, which form is chosen is really reliant upon the requirements of the planting scheme.

Like many cherries, this vigorous grower will thrive in most soil types and prefers a well drained soil. This small tree is a wonderful addition to a planting scheme, bring colour in the gloomy winter months.

It is a great selection for planting in contrast with other coloured bark, for example Betula utilis Jacquemontii, encouraging the bright colours to glow in the doldrums of winter. It can be planted as an individual specimen or is equally effective as an avenue and can be combined with careful under-planting once the trees are established to exaggerate the colour of the stems.

This is the smallest Prunus serrula Tibetica that we stock at Barcham, check out the Large and Instant specimens to see how your tree will develop over the next few years.

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Award, Bark interest,

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.