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Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'

Upright Flowering Cherry Trees
  • £64.99 (ex VAT)
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A columnar Cherry Blossom tree, Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' is packed with features. In spring, the upright branches are covered in pretty white flowers and are occasionally followed by small fruits. New leaves emerge a colourful crimson and turn bronzed purple.

The narrow, upright form and densely packed purple foliage make Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' a great choice for adding structure. Ideal for gardens or street planting, this Flowering Cherry variety will grow to 5 x 2 metres in 20 years. The tree itself can cope with wind exposure but expect it to reduce the blossom display.

 
 
  • Common name: Upright Cherry Plum tree
  • Latin name: Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 2 metres
  • Habit: Columnar/ Narrow Upright
  • Flowers: Single white flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Crimson in spring, turning bronzed purple/green
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soils with good drainage
  • Position: Prefers full sun

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Crimson Pointe'

Our pot grown Crimson Pointe Upright Cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year. Choose a location 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 twice as wide. To help the tree establish, sprinkle root grow 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. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Columnar Cherry trees with a stake and tie kit to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide. Finish by watering generously around the base.

After Care Advice For Prunus 'Crimson Pointe'

Water Cherry Plum trees well and regularly through the first spring and summer, increasing in periods of hot or dry weather. In autumn, you may only need to water a little. Our irrigation kits aid establishment.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Prunus 'Crimson Pointe' Trees

The best time of year to prune Crimson Pointe is straight after flowering. For Upright Cherry trees, it is beneficial to carry out formative pruning for the first few years by creating a balanced branch framework and removing badly placed shoots.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. Further details can be found in the pruning guide.

Delivery Costs

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.

Delivery Timescales

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. *Pot sizes may vary. 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 typePrice Quantity Qty
Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £64.99 (ex VAT)
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