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Eye-catching purple leaves mark Royal Burgundy out as a little more unusual than the many green-leaved flowering cherries. In the garden, Royal Burgundy makes a wonderful small tree with a roundish and vase like shape. In spring, it carries, double, shell pink coloured flowers which are set against the purple leaves to make a very eye-catching end result.
The bowl shaped blooms are a little bit like the toilet trip of a hen party in that they always appear in groups of 2, 3 or 4. They should make an appearance in April all being well but with the weather we have been getting lately, this may change a little.
The red to copper coloured bark is a particularly striking feature of the tree.
The Royal Burgundy will grow to around 6m at 10 years and may go on to grow a few metres more depending upon local weather conditions and soil. You can of course keep the ultimate height down with manual pruning. The Royal Burgundy does not require pruning and is therefore a low maintenance tree but it may benefit from a light thinning out to encourage new growth.
The spread of the Royal Burgundy is expected to be around 75% of its height unless of course you plant it out in the front garden and you have issues with Polish lorry drivers blindly following sat nav in which case one side might be a bit shorter.
Not a particularly fussy tree when it comes to soil types as it will tolerate chalk and clay soils and is considered a good travelling companion for Ranulf Feinnes as it will tolerate temperatures down to minus 15 degrees centigrade.
Plant in a full sun position for best results with a free draining soil. Mixing in some organic matter such as well rotted compost or manure will help the tree get established.
Royal Burgundy is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.0 m in a 12L container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
The fruits you get are small and inedible and barely noticeable.
Cheaper Ornamental Cherry Trees
There are cheaper cherry trees out there but you need to make sure that they are the same height and age, VAT and delivery is included in the display price, comes with a FREE TREE WARRANTY, certified virus free, UK grown and not cheaper EU imports used to better weather. A less expensive tree that dies is not cheaper.
If you get all that, let us know, we will try to price match.