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
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.