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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 Pink Perfection H/W 1.8m
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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: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Prunus Pink Perfection H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-220 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

Current Stock Height: 170/190 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Puddum
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Himalayan Cherry Tree. An attractive flowering Cherry with smooth bark that peels in horizontal layers. The pink, nectar laden blossom, loved by birds, appears when the branches are bare in winter. Plant in a sunny well drained position in nice deep loam. Deciduous. Estimated 10 year height.


 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3.5m

Prunus Puddum

Current Stock Height: 210 cm

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Puddum H/W 1.5
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Himalayan Cherry Tree. An attractive flowering Cherry with smooth bark that peels in horizontal layers. The pink, nectar laden blossom, loved by birds, appears when the branches are bare in winter. Plant in a sunny well drained position in nice deep loam. Deciduous. Estimated 10 year height.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3.5m

Prunus Puddum H/W 1.5

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT240cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Puddum H/W 1.5

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT240cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$64.99

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Picture of Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.5m
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Flowering Cherry. If you've ever stood underneath a Shimidzu Sakura in full blossom then you will know what an angel's clouds look like. A beautiful breathtaking tree with double pink blossoms that hang in clusters from long stalks. Excellent autumn colour. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 5m

Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.6m

Current Stock Height: STD-160/HGT-230 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.5m

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

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.8m
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Flowering Cherry. If you've ever stood underneath a Shimidzu Sakura in full blossom then you will know what an angel's clouds look like. A beautiful breathtaking tree with double pink blossoms that hang in clusters from long stalks. Excellent autumn colour. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 5m

Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-240 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Shirotae Mt Fuji H/W 1.5m
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Simply gorgeous is a bit of an understatement when it comes to describing this delicious flowering cherry. Graceful drooping branches are smothered in large semi-double fragrant white blossoms in October just as the new spring foliage emerges. Deciduous.

 

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

Prunus Shirotae H/W 1.5m

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-190 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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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-180/HGT-250 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Superba H/W 1.8

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-240 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Tai Haku H/W 1.8m
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If you want a robust large spreading tree with dazzling white blossom then this is the flowering cherry for you. The flowers are large, single and showy. Excellent autumn colour before leaf fall. All together a good 'doer' and spectacular in full flower. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 6m

Prunus Tai Haku H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-240 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Te Mara
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Welcome the Tuis to your garden with this beautiful flowering cherry. Single pink bells of blossom decorate the bare branches in late winter full of nectar that birds love. The new green foliage colours well in the autumn. Happiest in a sunny spot with well drained soil. Deciduous.

 

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

Prunus Te Mara L/W

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