• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rosea'

Drooping rosebud cherry

Drooping rosebud cherry

© � RHS 2000

  • Other common names Drooping rosebud cherry

  • Synonyms Prunussubhirtella 'Pendula' misapplied
    Prunussubhirtella 'Pendula Rosea'

  • Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Pendula Rosea' is a small deciduous tree forming a broad crown of arching-pendulous branches, with ovate leaves which turn orange and red in autumn. Small, single flowers open pale pink from deep rosy-pink buds


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Makes an excellent specimen tree

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests May be attacked by aphids, caterpillars and bullfinches

Diseases May be subject to silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt and Taphrina wiesneri (causes witches broom)

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