Prunus serrula - Tibetan Cherry

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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.

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Flowers:  Small white flowers just after the leaves appear.

Fruit:  N/A

Bark: Red peeling bark, very attractive

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.