Prunus Sunset Boulevard was bred at the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium in the late 1980’s with the intention of it being used in the urban environment.
The large, single white flowers are tinged with pink at the edges, giving a pretty soft colour to them which contrasts nicely with the emerging coppery foliage. The flowers are held on the tree in pairs, maximising their impact and are held on the tree for longer than many other cherries. As the summer progresses the coppery foliage turns to green and then golden yellow in the autumn time. The leaves are elliptical and medium sized for a cherry.
Initially bred to be an extremely columnar tree, this cherry does broaden with age to a more oval shape. Like all cherries this tree prefers a well drained soil and will not enjoy having wet feet.
Prunus Sunset Boulevard has been widely introduced and used as a street tree in the UK owing to its compact and tidy shaped crown, however it has all the qualities to make a fabulous garden tree and as such we highly recommend it for this purpose. It is tough, strong growing, tidy in shape with an array of year round interest; a perfect garden tree!
Mature Height: 7-12m
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.
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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.