Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

Prunus maackii ‘Amber Beauty’ is an ornamental cherry distinguished by its remarkable bark, which takes precedence over its blooms. This oval shaped tree boasts a semi-open crown, providing a glimpse of the resplendent bark and mature branches across its canopy. The trunk exhibits a smooth, glossy appearance, radiating warm tones of amber gold intermingled with a subtle cinnamon red swirl. This captivating colouration extends gracefully throughout the mature branches. The bark naturally peels in horizontal strips, revealing lighter, mellower tones beneath. Some avid gardeners opt to enhance the trees lustre by cleaning and applying a touch of nut oil to the bark and branches, resulting in a fantastic display of radiant warmth.

In early spring, the tree unfurls small white blossoms with a delightful fresh fragrance. Simultaneously, serrated leaves emerge in a vibrant fresh green, transitioning to a yellow in autumn. This creates a harmonious complement to the deeper hues of the bark.

A captivating tree that offers year-round visual interest, particularly when featured as a multi-stem specimen. For a striking effect on a grass verge, consider group planting standard trees with a 2m clear stem in close proximity. The straight trunks will form a breath-taking display beneath a canopy that can grow to intertwine, creating a single expansive cover of dappled shade.

Visit our Useful Resources for in-depth guides

Discover guides to help you with specifying your trees, caring for your trees and understanding the weights and dimensions of trees.

Useful Resources

Size

Small

8m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

It is ideal for providing warming colour and contrast to garden designs, whilst fitting for public open spaces and green verges.

Canopy

Starts off as wide oval shaped, gradually becoming teardrop shaped as it matures.

Foliage

Vibrant green serrated leaves transition to a yellow in autumn.

Bark

The trunk and mature branches have wonderful shades of golden amber and saffron. This appears smooth and shiny like a rich succulent marmalade colour. The bark peels off the stem in horizontal strips. It's not uncommon to clean and oil the bark to really show its glory.

Flowers

White fragrant flowers appear in early April. These are small and their delicate nature works well with the pleasing colour of the mature branches.

Resilience

Suitable for most soil types that are free draining as does not tolerate water logging.

Make an Enquiry

Enquire below and speak to one of our expert team. For trades only, for general public enquiries click here.

    We will not pass your details to any other third parties.

    You can find out more information in our Privacy Policy and Terms Conditions

    Find Trees For Your Project

    View Our Trees

    Speak to a Member of Our Sales Team

    Make an Enquiry