Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry will grace your garden with loads of frilly, soft pink blossoms set against rich red foliage each spring. This red-leaved version of the beloved Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry will keep the colour coming even after the blooms are spent. The maroon leaves hold their colour all summer and turn flame-red before dropping in fall. Like Kwanzan Cherry, Royal Burgundy grows into a wide vase shape in time and makes a good candidate to arch over a path or sidewalk.
Growing to a height and spread of 5 x 3 metres in 20 years, this small, gently spreading cherry variety makes a wonderful feature tree with changing interest throughout the year. Prunus 'Royal Burgundy' has been granted the RHS Award of Garden Merit and can be grown in all but damp or chalky soils. As with most Flowering Cherries, a position with full sun is preferable.