5ft Umineko Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot

Code: TR01859L
5ft Umineko Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot
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5ft Umineko Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot

The Prunus ‘Umineko’ (Umineko Cherry)

The Prunus Umineko is an upright deciduous flowering cherry tree that takes a spreading habit. 'Umineko' is the Japanese for seagull - a common bird in Japan and one that shares its pure white colours with this tree. The blossoms in spring take the shape of elegant singular white flowers. They perfectly compliment its light green foliage and during the autumn the leaves turn to rich colours of red and orange.

The tree has a narrow form so would be ideal for a garden with restricted space.

Variety Information

Habit Bushy
Flower Colour White
Flower Type Single
Foliage Colour Pale Green (Spring) Dark Green (Autumn)
Features Spring Blossom, Autumn Colour

Size Information

Supplied As 9L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.5m (5ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Rootstock Rootstocks determine the eventual size of your tree.Colt
Eventual Height & Spread Our cherries are grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks, which reduce vigour, producing trees better suited to the average sized garden. 4m x 4m (13 x 13ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 1.5m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
£49.99  £30.00
Primrose£49.99  £30.00 View Here
9L Pot 1.5m9L Pot Primrose supplied Tree
Primrose £47.99This Product
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Cherry blossom trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Cherry blossom trees can be found growing in far colder regions than the UK and therefore the UK’s mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Cherry trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.7/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"As described. Will need to wait until grown to comment further."

Reviewed Friday, 6 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with tree- arrived in good condition- well packaged- looks great- growing well in garden. Will buy again from Primrose- highly recommended."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 2/5

"The reasonably priced tree arrived promptly but had been heavily pruned, either to make if fit the box and / or remove dead wood. Although it was advertised as "9 litre pot", it had recently been potted and was loose in the pot. I wouldn't have been worried about this or even if it was bare root, as long as I'd been advised accordingly. As professional growers, we will revive the tree and it will live but only with some TLC in a protected structure. It was not good quality & I was minded at the time to complain, but I hate complaining and decided to put it down to experience and keep 'Umineko'. It was a cultivar I was particularly looking for to add to our arboretum's collection of Japanese cherries, (look up Bluebell Arboretum wiki to see our project aims etc). I would be very reluctant to recommend or buy trees from Primrose again although, maybe if I had contacted them, they would have promptly addressed my concerns which I should have pursued at the time. If Primrose feel minded to contact me I would be happy to discuss my concerns personally. As I'm currently travelling remote NW Scotland, I will be easiest to reach by email at *personal information removed by Feefo*"

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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