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Prunus serrula tibetica

Mahogany Bark Cherry


A rare tree, best known for its striking, rich, mahogany-coloured peeling bark, which looks stunning in Autumn and Winter - A real feature!


Flowers are small, white, single blooms that appear in early Spring. Foliage is dark green and the leaves are long and strappy, with a willow like appearance.


Upright when young, and spreading with age. 


Tibetica is a vigorous grower and is quite large as a one-year old tree. For this reason, we generally only post one-year-old trees. If you are looking for a more advanced Tibetica, these are listed as a standard style tree in the 'Weeping and Standard Trees' tab and if you have any enquiries, please email



Tree Size: 8 m high and 8 m wide (at 20 years)


Tree Care: For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration. The bark is more brilliantly coloured and shiny on a healthy, vigourous tree.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.



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