5ft Cheals Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Bare Root | Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura

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5ft Cheals Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Bare Root | Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura
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5ft Cheals Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Bare Root | Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura

The classic weeping cherry blossom tree

This beautiful plant is a stunning example of the way the seasons change deciduous trees. The leaves of this flowering plant are a gorgeous bronze when young, before turning red with the spring, and light green in summer. Come autumn, they fade to a mellow orange, creating a medley of colours. Combined with the blousey double flowers, which are an elegantly rich pink, this tree will be sure to add a burst of colour to your garden.

Cherry trees are famously hardy and will require little care and attention once established. The more compact, weeping habit of this tree makes it an ideal candidate if you have a smaller space to work with.

Although best planted in the spring or autumn as the weather is mild and damp, the ever prominent beauty of this tree presents itself all year round. We recommend intertwining clematis through the weeping cherry trees foliage to give it an extra boost in vibrancy.

The bare root variation of the Weeping Cherry is a great alternative to container-grown versions during the winter. It has already been growing for two years in ideal conditions so that the tree will already be in great shape and ready to take off, regardless of the season.

Variety Information

Habit Weeping
Flower Colour Pink
Flower Type Double
Foliage Colour Green (Summer), Orange (Autumn)
Features Spring Blossom, Autumn Colour, Perfect for Small Gardens

Size Information

Supplied As Bare Root
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 Old
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
Primrose £29.99This Product
9L Pot 1.5m 9L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
£59.99  £39.99
Primrose £59.99  £39.99 View Here
12L Pot 1.5m 12L Pot Frank P Matthews-Supplied Tree
Frank P. Matthews £69.99 View Here
18L Pot Half-Standard 2.1m 18L Pot Half-Standard Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £149.99 View Here
30L Pot Half-Standard 1.8m 30L Pot Half-Standard Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £119.99View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 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: 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Came very quickly and the roots were very fresh well impressed"

Reviewed Thursday, 10 January 2019

Rating: 4/5

"Everything was great I’m happy"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in very good condition."

Reviewed Thursday, 26 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Love healthy little tree. I do hope it blossoms soon. Love willows never knew they did a cherry blossom willow. Love it."

Reviewed Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Tree looks healthy and is beginning to bud"

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"My Cherry Blossom tree arrived in good time, well before its expected date and was well packaged for its journey. I have planted it out but did wait a few days for the snow to melt! However, there are good instructions on planting out and I followed those, its looking fine, I've not managed to kill it yet! :-)"

Reviewed Saturday, 10 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good service very pleased with my purchase tree is planted & looks very healthy Thank you"

Reviewed Thursday, 18 January 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good quality product"

Reviewed Thursday, 18 January 2018

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