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Prunus 'Shogetsu' | Cherry Blossom Tree | 18L Pot

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The Prunus ‘Shogetsu’ (Shogetsu Cherry)

The Prunus Shogetsu is a late flowering Japanese cherry. Its pink buds open in April and stay open throughout spring. This tree fits well into small gardens up until it is mature, when the spreading growth can be pruned in late summer. Its large clusters of pendant white flowers look beautiful against the green foliage. Prunus Shogetsu has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.

  • Low maintenance
  • Award of Garden Merit
  • Hardy tree
  • Will tolerate most soil types
  • Beginner friendly
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Foliage Colour: Green (Spring and Summer), Orange/Red (Autumn)
  • Flower Colour: Pink and white
  • Eventual Height and Spread: 4m x 4m
  • Height on Arrival: 170-190cm
  • Rootstock: Colt
  • Age: 3 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
  • Supplied As: 18L Pot
  • Habit: Upright

About your plant: Your plant will arrive from a specialist nursery in the UK with staff who have put time and care into growing your tree. 

Packaging:  All trees arrive in an cardboard box which is designed to keep them secure. This prevents them from moving around on their journey and ensures they arrive safely at your door. 

Easy to grow, a cherry blossom tree will make a perfect first tree. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

Once planted, you should water your trees at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to have adequate spacing between each tree, with 3 - 3.5m between Gisela 5, and 4.5 - 5m between Colt rootstock trees (respectively).

Containerised trees have planting requirements, detailed below:

Watering: With containerised trees, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.

Pruning: For containerised trees, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.

Planting: With containerised trees, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground. You should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your trees no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.

Once you are happy with your efforts, give your tree a generous watering.

Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of the tree.

Tie the stake to your tree (and leave space for growth), and place a rabbit guard around your tree to protect it from harmful pests.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. In autumn, remove fallen leaves to prevent the risk of disease. You should also make sure that the ties are not rubbing your tree. 

Hardiness: Cherry blossom trees can be found growing in far colder regions than the UK and therefore these mild winters will not affect your tree.

Position: Cherry blossom trees are best planted in full sun, however they will also cope in more shaded locations.

Soil: Well-drained or moist but well-drained soil will help your cherry blossom tree to thrive. Don't plant them in soil that easily becomes waterlogged as this can lead to problems. Also try not to compress the soil when planting, give them room to breathe!

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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
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