Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy is also known as the Japanese flowering cherry. A beautiful tree with stark contrasting glossy, deep wine coloured and pastel pink, double flowers which appear from March to April. The dark crimson leaves turn to bright scarlet in autumn, before falling.
The tree grows to an approximate height and spread of 5 x 3 metres in 20 years. As with most Flowering Cherries, a position with exposure to full sun is preferable, and is suitable for planting in most well drained soils.
This tree will do well even if not attended to, but pruning in the first few years helps toward a better branch structure. If pruning, the optimum time to do so is after all petals have fallen from the flowers, and before the new shoots appear.