Prunus serrula

Tibetan Cherry
Prunus serrula
Coppery bark
Peeling bark
Prunus serrula

This cherry tree is grown for its attractive, red bark which peels back as it grows, revealing a smooth, tactile, coppery layer underneath.  To fully appreciate the peeling bark, the tree is best planted so that the sun shines from behind it giving the effect of this small tree being on fire.

 

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Small white flowers just after the leaves appear.

Fruit:  N/A

Leaves:  Slender, elliptical, pale green leaves.

Autumn colour:  Yellow.

Ultimate height:  6m

Uses:  A must have for the winter garden when the peeling bark creates a stunning effect.