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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 there 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 Kanzan H/W 1.8m
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'Kanzan' is deservedly one of the most popular flowering cherries. Gorgeous, fully double, pink blossoms hang in pendent clusters for several weeks in spring followed by coppery bronze new foliage. Fresh green summer leaves that have excellent autumn colour. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

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

Prunus Kanzan H/W 1.8m

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

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Kanzan H/W 1.75m

Current Stock Height: 280cm

Container: pb40  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.2m
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Weeping Cherry. Pretty, pendulous, branches of frilly, rich pink, double blossom announce spring has arrived during September/October. Glossy bronze-green new foliage turns green for summer and scarlet for autumn. A lovely specimen that will do best in a sunny well drained spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x 120cm

Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.2m

Current Stock Height: STD-120/HGT-170  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.5m
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Weeping Cherry. Pretty, pendulous, branches of frilly, rich pink, double blossom announce spring has arrived during September/October. Glossy bronze-green new foliage turns green for summer and scarlet for autumn. A lovely specimen that will do best in a sunny well drained spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.5m

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

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.8m
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Weeping Cherry. Pretty, pendulous branches of frilly, rich pink, double blossom announce spring has arrived during September/October. Glossy bronze-green new foliage turns green for summer and scarlet for autumn. A lovely specimen that will do best in a sunny well drained spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$59.99

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Prunus Kiku Shidare Sakura H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-200 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Selected seedling from Taranaki that has masses of striking, white, pendulous blossoms that drape the branches in mid spring. When young has an upward habit and becomes more horizontal with age. Nice autumn colour. Grow in a sunny position in well drained soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 5m

Prunus Mountain Ice LW

Current Stock Height: 220/240 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Mume The Geisha
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Japanese Flowering Apricot. An ornamental blossom tree that flowers in late winter. The flowers are semi-double, rose pink and have prominent central stamens. Very pretty for winter colour in the garden or for 'arty farty floral arty'. Happiest in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Prunus Mume The Geisha LW

Current Stock Height: 200/220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Peggy Wilson Std 1.5m
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This vase shaped tree with spreading branches is a smaller variety and is well suited to the smaller garden. Flowers very well in warmer climates. Becomes smothered with large palest blush pink blossom around mid-September. Orange and yellow autumn leaves. Deciduous

 

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

Prunus Peggy Wilson Std 1.5m

Current Stock Height: 150/190  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.5m
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AKA the Weeping Rosebud Cherry this delightful little tree has an arching, graceful pendulous habit. In spring the branches are completely covered with sprays of dainty single pink blossoms. Use as a focal point in the border or perhaps even try in a large container. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Pendulous
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m

Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.5m

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-170 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.8m
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AKA the Weeping Rosebud Cherry this delightful little tree has an arching, graceful pendulous habit. In spring the branches are completely covered with sprays of dainty single pink blossoms. Use as a focal point in the border or perhaps even try in a large container. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Pendulous
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: 180/220  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Pendula Rosea H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: 189/230 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Weeping Blossom Peach. A simply beautiful blossom tree with glistening white, fully double, frothy blossom, on graceful arching branches. Fresh green summer foliage. Plant in a sunny well drained spot in nice deep loam for best results. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Prunus Persica Cascade L/W

Current Stock Height: 180/200 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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