Winter Cherry Identification
The Winter Cherry is the cultivar ‘Autumnalis’ of the hybrid Spring Cherry (Prunus x subhirtella) which originated in Japan but is unknown in the wild. Another of its cultivars is known as Jugatsu-zakura which means Cherry of the 10th month (October). The cultivar ‘Autumnalis’ was introduced to Britain in 1900. It has white flowers from October to mid spring. This variety is often called the Autumn Cherry. It is very frequent in gardens and parks.
Winter Cherry Identification is by its white flowers from autumn to spring, its toothed leaves and bark.