Cheal's Weeping Cherry 9L Pot (Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura')

Code: TR0173
Cheal's Weeping Cherry 9L Pot (Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura')Cheal's Weeping Cherry 9L Pot (Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura')
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Cheal's Weeping Cherry 9L Pot (Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura')Cheal's Weeping Cherry 9L Pot (Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura')
Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry) - 9L Pot

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 add a burst of colour to your garden. This compact and weeping plant will be sure to brighten up any space.

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.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Flower Colour: Rich pink
  • Foliage Colour: Bronze when young, red in spring, green in summer, orange in autumn
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Growing Habit: Bushy, half standard, fans
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 10 - 20 years
  • Scented: Mildly
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m minimum

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Arrived undamaged, has very good height, currently dormant, will see it in spring."

Reviewed Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Brilliant.."

Reviewed Saturday, 25 June 2016

Rating: 5/5

"First time customer, but I was very impressed with both quality and service. Definitely a firm to recommend."

Reviewed Saturday, 4 June 2016

Rating: 4/5

"The little tree arrived well packed and in good condition, but I'm a little concerned that it only has 3 small branches - only 1 on one side! It looks very bare and sorry for itself. Fingers crossed it will come to life a bit later on."

Reviewed Sunday, 1 May 2016

Rating: 4/5

"This was not an established plant but a bare root tree stuck in a bag of compost."

Reviewed Monday, 25 April 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Received in good condition."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 April 2016

Rating: 1/5

"Not too sure if was 9l pot. Found the same size for £7 at morrisons,"

Reviewed Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Rating: 4/5

"Healthy plant albeit rather small. Advertised as 150-170cm tall but it is only 110cm high, up to my waist. As a pensioner I hope that I live long enough to see it enlarge!"

Reviewed Friday, 9 October 2015

Rating: 5/5

"the goods arrived in excellent condition - well packaged and secure."

Reviewed Friday, 28 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Fantastic service"

Reviewed Saturday, 15 August 2015

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