Prunus cerasifera 'Princess' is a very small ornamental Cherry Plum tree with pale pink blossom decorating the branches throughout spring. The flowers have stronger pink centres and open wide as the petals fade to white. This Cherry Plum tree has oval green leaves and an attractive, smooth and shiny bark showcasing a variety of dark brown hues. The edible plum fruits that are produced in autumn are ideal to use in jams and pies.
Ideal for smaller gardens, Prunus cerasifera 'Princess' is estimated to reach a height and spread of 3 x 3 metres in 20 year. It does well in both full sun and partial shade, as well as all soils (other than very wet).
AKA Cherry Plum Tree, Ornamental Plum Tree
Our pot grown 'Princess' Cherry Plum trees can be planted at any time of year. Choose a position away from strong winds to protect the blossom, then remove surrounding weeds and grass. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and about twice as wide. To help the tree establish, sprinkle rootgrow in the hole.
Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost. Fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank soil up around the base of the tree.
For single stem trees, put a stake in the ground at an angle then secure the tree to it using a tree tie (included in our staking kits). If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. Finish by giving the tree a good water. For step by step instructions, see our full planting guide.
When planting Ornamental Plum trees in spring or summer, water well for several months. Increase watering in hot or dry weather. For autumn planting, you may only need to water a little. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for a couple of growing seasons.
Although you can leave 'Princess' Cherry Plum trees to their own devices, pruning them for the first few years helps create a more balanced branch framework. After two to three years, you will only need to remove damaged or unwanted branches.
Carry out pruning after flowering but before the new shoot growth appears.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Single Stem Tree||150-200cm||10L pot||£69.99 (ex VAT)|