Pink Flowering Cherry Prunus Accolade

Description & features

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
30L pot size / 2.4-3.5m
£132.00
70L pot size / 3.0-4.5m
£230.00

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

This product will be available from November to March as a bare-root plant.

Sizes and prices will appear on the website later in the year. What does bare-root mean?

British Grown - The British Grown logo denotes plants and trees that have been both propagated and grown in the UK. Read more

Product description

PRUNUS ACCOLADE – Accolade Cherry

Characteristics

Accolade is a small spreading tree with lots of pink semi-double flowers which later fade to pale pink.   One of the earliest flowering cherries it starts to blossom at the beginning of April, it blooms very abundantly even as a young tree.

Prunus ‘Accolade’ is a cross between Prunus sargentii from which it gains good autumn colour and Prunus x subhirtella which shows in the lightly twigged nature of its branching and early flowering.  Reaching a maximum height of 8m (24ft) with a 5m (16ft) spread this is an ideal flowering tree for a small garden.

Where to grow

Ornamental cherries grow best in full sun on moist fertile deep loamy soils.  They will therefore grow well in most garden or parkland positions.  Poor soils should have organic matter added to the backfill during planting. Do not be tempted to plant a cherry in the same spot from which another cherrry has been removed as replant disease will, in all probability, prevent good growth.

Did you know?

It was selected in 1952 by Waterers nurseries in Woking, Surrey.  The accolade is a ceremony to confer knighthood by the tapping of the flat side of a sword on the shoulders.


 

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Open
Spreading
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Easy
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering type
Semi-double
Flowering month
March
April
Uses
Parkland Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Flower Arranging

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Open
Spreading
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Easy
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering type
Semi-double
Flowering month
March
April
Uses
Parkland Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Flower Arranging

Aftercare

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.


Comments

By M shafiq on 01/05/2015

Hi there
I would like to know, what is best time of the year to plant prunus trees?

By Simon on 18/05/2015

Hello,

If you are planing things from a container you can plant them at any time of year. But if you wanted to plat bare root the season is from November to March.

By Clive Wilson on 17/01/2018

Are your Prunus Accolade trees standard or multi stemmed?
What height are they when dispatched?

By Simon on 18/01/2018

Hello,

All of our Prunus accolade trees are single stemmed. We have a few different sizes available, and the height is listed next to the pot size or girth size.

By Christopher Ratnér on 02/04/2019

Hi

How close to a property can these be planted, are the roots likely to cause structural damage?

By Simon on 05/04/2019

Hello Christopher,

I am afraid it isn’t a question I can answer. Sometimes trees are planted growing up a house and cause no problems. In other instances i have heard of trees being blamed for damage when they are 20m away or more. It is very dependent on the soil type and the construction of the house. Sorry I can’t give a clearer answer.

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