Autumn Cherry – Prunus × subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’
For the past few years my young Autumn cherry hasn’t bloomed in autumn… Instead it chose to make us wait until spring. So far I’ve only seen it bloom once in autumn since we moved here and that was the first year we arrived. I was so surprised to see blooms on it in November and wondered what was wrong with the poor tree. It was then that I discovered some do bloom in autumn and then still have a good show in spring. Sounds like a perfect tree to me!
Today as I decided to snap some quick shots of the birds on the feeders suddenly I noticed, like little pearls some blooms. Of course I had to don my macro lens and try for some shots… Sadly the sun is so low at the moment that it is barely touching any of the blooms. If more open over the coming days I’ll try for better shots.
I think next year I will also have to trim the tree, so far I’ve never cut any of its branches but as it matures I think it’s for the best that I begin to look after it more.