List of Award of Garden Merit flowering cherries

The following tree species and cultivars in the genus Prunus (family Rosaceae) currently (2016)[1] hold the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. All are described as flowering or ornamental cherries, though they have mixed parentage, and some have several or unknown parents. They are valued for their spring blossom, and in some cases ornamental fruit and bark.[2] This list does not include the edible, or culinary, fruit trees in the genus Prunus (cherries, peaches, almonds, plums etc.). Dimensions shown are the maximum, which can often be restricted by regular pruning. Many cultivars also lend themselves to bonsai treatment.

'Kanzan', Jardin des plantes, Paris, France

A note on species names; where only Prunus is indicated, the species or hybrid name is unknown or conjectural.

Species Cultivar name Common name Year Ref Flower Form Height Spread Image
Prunus 'Accolade' 1993 [3] pink semi-double 8m 8m Prunus 'Accolade' Flower 2313px.jpg
Prunus 'Amanogawa' 1993 [4] pale pink semi-double 8m 4m Prunus Amanogawa zoom-in.jpg
Prunus 'Beni-yutaka' 2012 [5] pink double 12m 10m Beniyutaka2.jpg
Prunus 'Collingwood Ingram' 2012 [6] deep pink single 8m 4m
Prunus 'Fugenzo' 1993 [7] pink double 8m 10m Prunus 'Fugenzo' フゲンゾウ 1.jpg
Prunus 'Hanagasa' 2012 [8] pale pink double 8m 8m Prunus 'Hanagasa' ハナガサ 2.jpg
Prunus 'Ichiyo' 1993 [9] shell pink double 8m 8m Ichiyo, Cerasus lannesiana 'Ichiyo' Koidzumi.JPG
Prunus 'Kanzan' 1993 [10] deep pink double 10m 10m Kanzan, Cerasus lannesiana 'Sekiyama' Koidzumi.JPG
Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki' 2012 [11] white single 8m 8m
Prunus 'Pandora' 1993 [12] pale pink single 12m 8m
Prunus 'Pink Perfection' 1993 [13] pink double 8m 8m
Prunus 'Shirotae' 1993 [14] white double 6m 8m Prunus 'Shirotae' シロタエ.jpg
Prunus 'Shizuka' 2012 [15] white semi-double 12m 10m
Prunus 'Shogetsu' 1993 [16] white double 5m 8m ショウゲツ近接.jpg
Prunus 'Spire' 1993 [17] pale pink single 10m 6m
Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' 2012 [18] white single 12m 4m
Prunus 'Tai-haku' Great white cherry 1993 [19] white single 8m 8m Taihaku.jpg
Prunus 'Taoyame' 2012 [20] pale pink semi-double 8m 8m Prunus 'Taoyame' タオヤメ 2.jpg
Prunus 'The Bride' 2012 [21] white/red single 8m 8m
Prunus 'Ukon' 1993 [22] white semi-double 8m 10m ウコン近接.jpg
Prunus avium 'Plena' Double gean 1993 [23] white double 20m 10m
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' Black cherry plum 1993 [24] pink single 12m 10m Prunus cerasifera Nigra boom.jpg
Prunus incisa f. yamadei 2012 [25] white single 8m 8m Prunus incisa Yamadei 2015-04-16 058.jpg
Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' 2012 [26] white single 2.5m 2.5m Prunus incisa Kojo-no-Mai.jpg
Prunus incisa 'Oshidori' 2012 [27] pink double 8m 8m
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' Cherry laurel 1993 [28] white single 1.0m 1.5m
Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' Cherry laurel 2012 [29] white single 8m 4m
Prunus lusitanica Portugal laurel 1993 [30] white single 12m 10m Prunus lusitanica A.jpg
Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori' 2012 [31] deep pink single 2.5m 2.5m Prunus mume Beni chidori - Flickr - peganum (1).jpg
Prunus padus 'Colorata' Bird cherry 1993 [32] pink 15m 10m Prunus padus colorata.jpg
Prunus padus 'Watereri' Bird cherry 1993 [33] white single 12m 10m
Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra' Drooping cherry 1993 [34] deep pink single 4m 4m
Prunus pendula f. ascendens 'Rosea' 2012 [35] shell pink single 8m 8m
Prunus pendula 'Stellata' 2012 [36] pink single 4m 4m
Prunus serrula 'Branklyn' Tibetan cherry 2012 [37] white single 8m 8m
Prunus × blireana Blireana plum 1993 [38] rose pink double 4m 4m BlireianaPlum Cutler closeup.jpg
Prunus × cistena Purple-leaf sand cherry 1993 [39] pale pink single 1.5m 1.5m Prunus x cistena-001.jpg
Prunus × incam 'Okamé' 1993 [40] carmine pink single 12m 8m Prunus Okame 001.JPG
Prunus × incam 'Shosar' 2012 [41] pink single 8m 4m
Prunus × yedoensis 'Somei-Yoshino' Yoshino cherry 1993 [42] white single 15m 10m Yoshino Sakura Tidal Basin DC.jpg

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RHS AGM Listing Oct 2016 (Ornamentals)". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
  3. ^ "Prunus 'Accolade' (d)". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  4. ^ "Prunus 'Amanogawa'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  5. ^ "Prunus 'Beni-yutaka'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  6. ^ "Prunus 'Collingwood Ingram'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  7. ^ "Prunus 'Fugenzo'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  8. ^ "Prunus 'Hanagasa'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  9. ^ "Prunus 'Ichiyo' (d)". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  10. ^ "Prunus 'Kanzan'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  11. ^ "Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  12. ^ "Prunus 'Pandora'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  13. ^ "Prunus 'Pink Perfection'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  14. ^ "Prunus 'Shirotae'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  15. ^ "Prunus 'Shizuka'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  16. ^ "Prunus 'Shōgetsu'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  17. ^ "Prunus 'Spire'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  18. ^ "Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  19. ^ "Prunus 'Tai-haku'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  20. ^ "Prunus 'Taoyame'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  21. ^ "Prunus 'The Bride'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  22. ^ "Prunus 'Ukon'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  23. ^ "Prunus avium 'Plena' (d)". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  24. ^ "Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2007. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  25. ^ "Prunus incisa f. yamadei". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  26. ^ "Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  27. ^ "Prunus incisa 'Oshidori' (d)". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  28. ^ "Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  29. ^ "Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  30. ^ "Prunus lusitanica". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  31. ^ "Prunus mume 'Beni-chidore'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  32. ^ "Prunus padus 'Colorata'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  33. ^ "Prunus padus 'Watereri'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  34. ^ "Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  35. ^ "Prunus pendula f. ascendens 'Rosea'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  36. ^ "Prunus pendula 'Stellata'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  37. ^ "Prunus serrula 'Branklyn'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  38. ^ "Prunus × blireana (d)". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  39. ^ "Prunus × cistena". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  40. ^ "Prunus × incam 'Okamé'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  41. ^ "Prunus × incam 'Shosar'". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  42. ^ "Prunus × yedoensis 'Somei-Yoshino'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 2017-01-15.