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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Accolade Flowering Cherry
Prunus x 'Accolade'

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You’ll give the Accolade Japanese Flowering Cherry tree rave reviews when it graces the stage (your yard) with a spectacular production of frilly pink cherry blossoms in spring. Valuable honeybees will buzz their appreciation for the bonanza of pollen your tree will provide, too! This small- to medium-sized ornamental tree fits the style of just about any type of garden, whether it’s a hip urban patio, a grand formal estate, or a suburban backyard retreat. A single specimen underplanted with daffodils and grape hyacinths will make a perfect spring picture, and a row of fast-growing Accolade Cherry trees along your property line will create a beautiful, low-maintenance privacy screen all season.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Accolade Flowering Cherry arose from the Waterer family nursery of Knap Hill in Sussex, England in 1952. Knap Hill Nursery was started in 1770, so the Waterer's knew a thing or two about plants.  The nursery supplied landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing with plants when he landscaped the White House grounds in 1850.  Knap Hill’s specialty were azaleas and rhododendrons, and their name is still respected among fanciers of those plants.  ‘Accolade’ has received three official “Accolades” from the Royal Horticultural Society—two Awards of Merit and a First Class Certificate.

The Details

Kudos to this magnificent Flowering Cherry! Lovely rose-pink flowers cover this tree in early spring before foliage appears. Later the reddish-brown branches are concealed with dark green foliage that turns to orange-yellow in fall. Just another spring beauty to add to the garden!

How to Grow

Some Cherries live fast and die young, but Accolade is a hybrid between two Flowering Cherries with strong pedigrees. Its parents, Higan Cherry and Sargent Cherry, are both long-lived and resistant to disease.  Accolade wants full sun and freely draining soil, but will put up with otherwise less-than-perfect conditions.  It forms new flowerbuds in the summer, so don’t do much pruning after June, or you may short-change the display next spring.  This is a fast growing tree.  Plant a few, and you’ll have your own Cherry Blossom Festival in short order!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Bronze/Yellow
Flower Color Light Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. Grown and shipped in our #15 tree container with stem caliper near 1 1/2". Fully branched canopy.

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Accolade Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 509
Accolade Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 203
Accolade Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 511
Accolade Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 917