Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Prunus x hillieri ‘Spire’

About Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'

As its name suggests, this cherry has an upright, narrow conical shape. It is excellent for small gardens and for use as a street tree. Medium-size single flowers create a soft pink cloud in spring; the autumn foliage is also attractive. Prunus x hillieri is a cross between P. incisa and P. sargentii; the cultivar 'Spire' was introduced in 1956.

Stages of Bloom

Spire Pre Bloom Spire First Bloom Spire Peak Bloom Spire Post Bloom
Pre Bloom First Bloom Peak Bloom Post Peak

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