Prunus 'Umineko' (Umineko Cherry) - 9L Pot

Code: TR01859L
Prunus 'Umineko' (Umineko Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Umineko' (Umineko Cherry) - 9L Pot

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. 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.


Characteristics
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: White in spring
  • Foliage Colour: Pale green in spring/dark green in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3-5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: chalk, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Caring and Maintenance

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

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
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.

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: Don’t 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, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

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

Average Rating: 2.0/5 (1 review)

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
"

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Answer from Primrose: "Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear of your trouble, and that you decided not to contact us. If you receive a plant that you are not happy with, it is best to contact our customer service team as soon as possible so we can do our best to resolve the issue."

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