Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

Discovered in the 1950’s by Waterers Nursery of Surrey, this hybrid brings together the best of two Prunus varieties. Crossing Prunus subhirtella, renowned for its early pink blossoms, and Prunus sargentii, celebrated for its vibrant autumn leaf colours, the Prunus ‘Accolade’ was created.

This elegant specimen features spreading branches that gracefully arch and droop from the stem. In early spring, the pink buds emerge and are the first to unfurl. As the season progresses, the branches transform into breath-taking mass adorned with beautiful semi-double flowers that envelop the entire canopy. The pure pink hues of these flowers gently fade to a subtle water-wash pink as the leaves unfold.

 

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Size

Small

6m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

Ideal for green verges surrounded by housing and infrastructure.

Canopy

Starts off vase shaped before becoming irregular then spreading as it matures.

Foliage

A healthy green with smaller, more delicate leaves than most Prunus. These become a glorious display of orange shades mixed with ruby reds and purple in autumn.

Flowers

Pure white, with 5 cup shaped petals, consisting of 2 or 6 flowers. Both male and female flowers are produced, so only one tree is required to develop the edible fruit.

Fruit

Cherries appear molten orange in May, gradually ripening to succulent red-purple in July.

Resilience

Establishes well in most well-drained soils, including chalk. It is particularly tolerant to urban air pollutions and stormwater runoff.

Wildlife

Cherries are a favourite amongst birds and wildlife.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Multi-stem

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