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Rufa (Prunus 'Rufa') is an interesting flowering cherry tree with bark similar to P. serrula (Tibetan Birch Bark Cherry). Identifiable by its attractive peeling, reddish-brown and amber bark. Rusty hairy young shoots and small clusters of pale pink flowers. This tree was first introduced in the Himalayan regions.
Rufa is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
A small sized tree, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Rufa (Himalayan) Flowering Cherry Tree
Hello, Alan. The order came on Thursday, via a very nice courier. The tree looks healthy and was planted yesterday. The way things are it won't be suffering from drout! Thanks regards Jim 0812
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
If any fruits are formed, they will be small, 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.