Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry) 140L - Standard - Girth - 18/20cm
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.
The Kiku Shidare Zakura is one of the most ancient cultivars of ornamental cherries and has been a highly sought after addition to Japanese gardens including those of royal palaces and stately homes for centuries.
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, be it a garden or patio.
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 tree's foliage to give it an extra boost in vibrancy.
This particular tree is one from our mature ornamental tree range. If you want a substantial flowering cherry in your garden, but don't want to have to wait too long for it to grow, then this is a great option for you. This tree is already verging on 3 meters in height and has a crown of multiple, good sized branches already developed. Pictured in early spring, you can see buds already formed which will produce a good display of blossom this year and a display that will grow and grow over the years.
As a 9 year old tree, this cherry already has a good root base established. However, the tree will require some attention for the first year as it recovers from the transplant shock, so regular watering is advised. Strong growth will resume after this period, and you should see your tree edging towards an impressive stature over the next 3-5 years.
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: 140L Pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 300-350cm
- Girth of Main Stem: 18/20 cm
- Tree is approx. 9 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 10-20 years
- Scented: Mildly
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- 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.