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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 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: 5m x 4m

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-220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Shimidsu Sakura H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: 230/250 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Shimidsu Sakura L/W
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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 L/W

Current Stock Height: 210/230  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Shirofugen H/W 1.5

AKA in NZ as Pearly Shadows. Wide spreading ornamental flowering cherry with a pendulous branch habit. Purple pink buds open to double white flowers which change back to pink as they age. Gorgeous coppery new foliage. Very pretty in full blossom in late spring. Deciduous.

 

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

Prunus Shirofugen H/W 1.5

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Picture of Prunus Shirotae Mt Fuji H/W 1.2m
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Simply gorgeous is a bit of an understatement when it comes to describing this gorgeous 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 Mt Fuji H/W 1.2m

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

Container: pb28  ? 

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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: 150/200  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Shirotae H/W 1.5m

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

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Picture of Prunus Shirotae Mt Fuji H/W 1.8m
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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 1.8m

Current Stock Height: 180/220  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Prunus Shirotae Mt Fuji H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: STD-180/HGT-250 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Shirotae Mt Fuji L/W
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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 Mt Fuji CT L/W

Current Stock Height: 190/210 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Prunus Southern Gem H/W 1.5m
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This beautiful flowering Cherry hails from the deep South of NZ. It puts on a real show in winter and spring with beautiful, semi-double, blush pink blossom. Fresh green summer leaves are on fire in autumn with tones of yellow, orange and purple. Lovely specimen for the spring garden. Deciduous.

 

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

Prunus Southern Gem H/W 1.5m

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

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Flowering Cherry. A Dunedin-raised cultivar, very suitable for the home garden. It produces larger, more plentiful semi-double blooms of white, flushed pink up to 4 times a year and is an impressive sight, in winter. Striking Autumn colours. Deciduous.

 

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

Prunus Southern Gem H/W 1.8m

Current Stock Height: 180/230  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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