Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry) Half Standard 8/10 Girth
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.
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. Being a half standard, this tree is a good height to use in smaller spaces being under 2m, perfect for front lawns or areas where you don't want to block out light.
This particular tree is one from our mature ornamental tree range. This tree has a crown of multiple, good sized branches already developed. Pictured in early spring, you can see buds already formed and as a six year old tree, this cherry already has a good root base established.
We deliver straight to you door, which is just as well because this huge tree wouldn't fit in most vans, let alone the average family car. And the best thing about this is, we only charge £5 for delivery, and you'll have your tree within 2-3 working days of ordering - no one else on the web offers a service like this for trees of this size!
- Comes in a: 10L Pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 140-180cm
- Girth of Main Stem: 8/10cm
- Tree is approx. 6 years old
- Approx. Growth Height: 4m
- 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 10-15 years
- Scented: Mildly
- Grafted: Yes
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
See our other Kiku Shidare cherry trees below:
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
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 Distance: 4.5m 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.
Photos From The Primrose Nursery