Winter FLOWERING Cherry – Prunus autumnalis ‘Southern Gem’ (also known as ‘Autumnalis Rosea’)

Flowering Winter Cherry - PRUNUS autumnalis 'Southern Gem'

Flowering Winter Cherry with small pink flower fading to white mid winter. Flowers have light fragrance and flower up to 3 times a year including spring and autumn. Attractive vase like form with fine foliage – a lovely soft smaller growing ornamental tree. Popular for avenues, street planting and also with the Wax-eyes and other smaller birds mid-winter.

PRUNUS autumnalis 'Southern Gem' 1.8m std 45lt - June

PRUNUS autumnalis ‘Southern Gem’, 45lt container, 1.8m std 2.5-2.8m+ now

Interesting PRUNUS autumnalis ‘Southern Gem’ Facts

In Japan, the Prunus – Cherry blossom, or sakura, has been the national flower for centuries and is a symbol for the country itself

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. The cherry blossom is known to represent the fragility and the beauty of life.