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Well, Hello Blossom!
Since the 7th century there have been annual Cherry Blossom Festivals held throughout Japan to celebrate the arrival of spring. Even the national weather forecast includes a blossom forecast leading up to the celebration. I am in complete accordance with the Japanese, as to me, the Flowering Cherry is the plant that truly heralds the start of spring in the garden.  

The attractive bare branches swell with fat swollen buds and open to an explosion of incomparable beauty. The fresh green leaves that follow often have excellent colour in autumn. Ornamental bark is another desired feature. Everybody at least once in their life should stand under a mature flowering cherry in full blossom and look up in wonder. With clever planting you can get to do this in your own garden from August through to November.  

The botanical name for Flowering Cherry is Prunus, which is the Latin word for Plum, which comes from the same botanical family. Flowering Cherry trees are actually quite easy to grow but need space to appreciate their true beauty. They are tolerant of most soils but will be happiest in deeply worked well drained soil. They will not tolerate "wet feet" so if you have a really heavy clay soil that stays moist for long periods you will need to work it well by adding peat, sand and/or gypsum to ensure your tree stays healthy. 

The Flowering Cherry is remarkably wind tolerant but as you can imagine harsh wind can be detrimental to the delicate blossoms, so consider this when choosing your planting spot. With all Flowering Cherry trees it is important to remove any shoots that come up from below the graft. Just rub off when small, or if they get a bit wayward, cut off with sharp secateurs. If you have planted a weeping Cherry (and why wouldn't you) then remove any shoots that appear below the head of the tree.  

If you particularly want to attract birds to the garden then choose a form of Prunus campanulata. Tui and other nectar loving birds will love both you and the bright pink bell shaped blossoms that smother the branches from August onward. Usually, once a tree is discovered by Tui, then repeat annual visits can be guaranteed.

There is a shape and size of Flowering Cherry to suit most gardens so have a browse through our selection and start to fill your dreams with clouds of blossom. 

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Picture of Prunus Blireana
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aka Flowering Plum

Flowering Plum. A robust and highly decorative small tree with fragrant, double pink blossom that decorates the bare branches in early spring. The summer foliage is an attractive bronze-purple tone that makes a nice contrast to the all that green. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 4m

Prunus Blireana

Current Stock Height: 210/220 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$54.99

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Picture of Prunus Falling Snow H/W 1.2m
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aka Flowering Cherry

Raised in NZ, 'Awanui' is a little different from other flowering cherries in that the horizontal branches drape softly almost to ground level. The prolific spring blooms are softest baby pink and single. A tree in full blossom is extremely pretty. Definitely a must have. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 8m

Prunus Awanui H/W 1.2m

Current Stock Height: 120/150  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$54.99

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Picture of Prunus Felix Jury L/W
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aka Taiwan Flowering Cherry or Tui Tree

Bred in NZ by Felix Jury and known here as the 'Tui Tree' because Tui just love the sweet nectar the flowers provide - in fact they go mad for it. A hybrid form of the 'Taiwan' flowering cherry with large, rosy red, bell shaped, blooms that start to appear around August. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Prunus Felix Jury L/W

Current Stock Height: 180/220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$54.99

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Prunus Persica Cascade Pink L/W

New stock expected early July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $69.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Prunus Pink Perfection H/W 1.5m
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aka Flowering Cherry

This beautiful blossom tree is well named as it is just 'perfection' in full flower in late spring. Fully double, frilly blossom that is shaded a pretty rose pink. The new spring foliage emerges bronze, turning green for summer and then puts on a vivid autumn display before leaf fall. 10! Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Prunus Pink Perfection H/W 1.5m

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-200 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Pissardi Nigra
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Black wooded with shiny dark purple Copper Beech like foliage. Showy small light pink blossoms in spring. his small tree has open, twiggy branches that are smothered in pale pink flowers. Each single flower has deeper contrasting stamens and the leaves emerge bright ruby red, changing to wine red and finally to deep plum through the summer.

 

Colour: Pink
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 4.5m

Prunus Pissardi Nigra LW

New stock expected early July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $49.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Prunus Superba H/W 1.2m
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aka Taiwan or Bell Cherry. or Tui Tree

An improved and 'superb' version of the popular Prunus campanulata AKA 'The Tui Tree'. Brilliant, hot pink, bell shaped blossoms smother the bare branches in late winter. Ambrosia to nectar loving birds. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Prunus Superba H/W 1.2m

Current Stock Height: STD-120/HGT-150 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Superba H/W 1.5
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aka Taiwan or Bell Cherry or Tui Tree

An improved and 'superb' version of the popular Prunus campanulata AKA 'The Tui Tree'. Brilliant, hot pink, bell shaped blossoms smother the bare branches in late winter. Ambrosia to nectar loving birds. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Prunus Superba H/W 1.5

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-210 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$59.99

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Picture of Prunus Superba H/W 1.7
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aka Taiwan Cherry or The Tui Tree

An improved and 'superb' version of the popular Prunus campanulata AKA 'The Tui Tree'. Brilliant, hot pink, bell shaped blossoms smother the bare branches in late winter. Ambrosia to nectar loving birds.Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Prunus Superba H/W 1.7m

Current Stock Height: STD-160/HGT-290 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$69.99

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Picture of Prunus Superba L/W
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aka Taiwan Cherry or The Tui Tree

An improved and 'superb' version of the popular Prunus campanulata AKA 'The Tui Tree'. Brilliant, hot pink, bell shaped blossoms smother the bare branches in late winter. Ambrosia to nectar loving birds. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Prunus Superba L/W

Current Stock Height: 200/230 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$54.99

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