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Prunus (Flowering Cherry Trees)

Flowering cherries (Prunus) are very popular ornamental trees renowned for their beautiful spring blossom and autumn foliage. Some (such as Prunus serrula) also have ornamental bark, whilst others (such as Prunus 'Royal Burgundy') have striking foliage. Their flowers range in colour from pure white to dark pink and can be single, double or semi-double. They make fantastic feature trees with forms varying from columnar through to upright, rounded, spreading and weeping. They are easy to grow, doing well in most normal well drained soils. They grow particularly well on chalk but are equally at home in acid soils provided the drainage is reasonable. Flowering cherry trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be approximately 1.2m (4ft) high on despatch. They are grown on semi-dwarfing rootstocks (Colt) to encourage rapid establishment, to minimise any shoots growing from the rootstock and to ensure that in later years the tree remains at a manageable size. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order. All young trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).


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Prunus 'Hokusai' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)New Product
£31.95Prunus 'Hokusai' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)This is one of the oldest varieties of Japanese flowering cherry, introduced into Europe about 1866. It is a medium sized wide spreading tree producing large clusters of very fragrant semi-double soft pink flowers in late April. The spring foliage is bronze, maturing to bright green and then turning orange-red and flame in the autumn. Chalk tolerant.Buy Now
Prunus 'Jaqueline' (Flowering Cherry Tree)New Product
£31.95Prunus 'Jaqueline' (Flowering Cherry Tree)A very elegant small tree notable for its beautiful pink blossom and stunning autumn leaf colour. It produces large vibrant soft pink single flowers in April. It is one of the best flowering cherries for autumn colour - the foliage can turn bright orange-red in a good season. Chalk tolerant.Buy Now
Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)New Product
£31.95Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)This is one of the most beautiful Japanese flowering cherry trees, producing clusters of large double white flowers that turn to purplish pink before they drop. The spring foliage emerges bronze, becomes green in the summer and then turns orange-red in the autumn. A very popular choice as it is one of the latest flowering cherries to bloom and the blossom lasts much longer than other varieties, often from April/May until early June. A medium sized widely spreading tree that will look impressive in any sized garden. Chalk tolerant.Buy Now
Prunus 'Yoshino Pendula' (Weeping Yoshino Cherry)New Product
£31.95Prunus 'Yoshino Pendula' (Weeping Yoshino Cherry)This beautiful weeping Yoshino cherry is ideal for smaller space. In early April the pendulous branches are covered in masses of single white flowers that have a gorgeous almond like fragrance. The young foliage emerges bronze, turns to dark green over summer and then to fiery shades of orange and red in the autumn. Chalk tolerant.Buy Now
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