We're almost positive the saying "pretty in pink" comes from someone marveling at the beauty that is the Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry tree (Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'). Grown for its coloring more so than its berries, this tree's character is sure to stand out in anyone's garden and bring a splash of intensity to landscapes. A wonderful double flowering Ornamental Cherry that is not sterile, but may occasionally produce a few or sporadic fruits that are unpalatable, but the birds will take them.
Picking just one feature of the Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry to label as the most striking is next to impossible. How is one supposed to pick between the glowing pink cherry blossoms that sprout in the spring and the deep burgundy shade of the leaves that blanket the tree underneath?
Luckily, planting one of these trees in your yard ensures you don't have to pick just one feature, you get them all! Friends and strangers alike will want to know what tree you have in your front yard that creates such a magnificent contrast. The deep red-purple of the leaves next to the classic luscious green of other trees is a sight to behold for sure!
We would be remiss if we talked about the wonderful aspects of the Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry tree without mentioning its absolutely stunning scent. Each blossom emits a fragrance that rivals any store-bought perfume. For those lucky enough to have a Royal Burgundy in the springtime, clipping a few flowers off the tree and bringing them inside is the perfect way to make the house smell of fresh cherry blossoms!
The dark leaves and bright blooms make it a much sought after plant in urban landscapes and has become a staple in cities such as Washington DC. Plant one by itself or in a group of two or three for a grove effect. They also work wonderfully planted in pairs on either side of entryways or gateways.
No matter how you use it in your landscape, you won't be the only one who loves the tree. Your local pollinators will as well! Butterflies and hummingbirds will come from near and far for a chance to snack on the nectar of a Royal Burgundy blossom.
Deciding where to plant a Royal Burgundy is quite easy. Simply find a sunny spot where the tree can soak up the sun along with well-drained soil and you'll have a very happy tree. Extra watering is also required during the warmest times of the year if there is little rainfall.
If you're looking for a way to add a pop of color to your lush green landscape, there is no better tree than the Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry tree. Not only does it have exquisite maroon foliage, but it also blooms bright pink blossoms to herald in springtime. Don't wait, order one today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'|
|Mature Height||18 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|