• Close-up of the flowers of PRUNUS serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'
  • View of a 17 year old PRUNUS serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'
  • Foliage of PRUNUS serrulata 'Royal Burgundy' of a burgundy red color
  • Pink flowers and dark red foliage of PRUNUS serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'

PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ (Japanese cherry)


This Japanese cherry has big double pink flowers. The leaves of PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ are purple all year round. This is a deciduous and very hardy tree.


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PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ is a real marvel in spring, summer and fall.
Indeed, in spring, it produces a veritable tidal wave of large double pink flowers in bouquets (see photos). Each flower measures approximately 5 cm in diameter and remains on the tree for several weeks.
Then, in summer, its burgundy red foliage clearly distinguishes it from other flowering cherry trees.
Finally, in autumn, the foliage of this Japanese cherry tree takes on flamboyant colors (yellow and orange).
It is a small tree that is straightforward to grow.

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How to plant and care for PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’?


  1. Plant this small tree in full sun. This way, you will get the most significant number of flowers and foliage with a more intense burgundy red at the same time.
  2. The place can be in a bedding or isolated.
  3. The soil should be moist, medium moist or dry and light, normal or heavy in nature. This Japanese cherry tree accepts acidic, neutral or limestone soil. You have understood now, it will thrive in any type of soil in your garden.

For a good preparation of the pot or ground, we have designed specific instructions available here. Furthermore, discover here how to water your garden and save water.


PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ does not require any special maintenance. This is a really simple plant to grow.
BE AWARE: Avoid pruning because cherry trees have great difficulty closing wounds. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, prune branches with a diameter greater than 2 cm. Otherwise, the plant will decline in the long term.

History and Origin

The type species, PRUNUS serrulata is a flowering cherry endemic to Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam.

The Japanese have worked hard to develop crossbreeding of wild species. These are used in ornamental gardens for their extremely decorative aspects.

PRUNUS serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ is a Western breeding.

Asian countries, such as Japan and China, have a cult following around cherry blossoms. Indeed, cherry blossoms symbolize life, ephemerality, nobility, purity and simplicity.

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