• Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Prunus × yedoensis 'Shidare-Yoshino'

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus 'Yoshino Pendula' )

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
bare root | 1.2m tall £44.99
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  • Standard £7.95
  • Named Day £14.95

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

This exquisite cultivar boasts gracefully weeping branches that arch elegantly towards the ground. In early spring, ‘Shidare-Yoshino’ adorns itself with a profusion of bowl-shaped flowers in pale pink, gently fading to nearly-white. These charming blooms release a delightful almond-like fragrance and measure up to 4cm (2in) across, preluding the emergence of its bronze-tinted, dark green leaves. Come autumn, this Japanese cherry reveals a captivating display of fiery hues, adding a final flourish to its year-round charm.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your ornamental cherry, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Choose a sheltered spot to protect emerging blossom. Lightly prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker, to retain an open shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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