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

Prunus 'Kofugen'

Japanese flowering cherry blossom tree

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
12 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall £164.99
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  • Standard £7.95
  • Named Day £14.95

This tree 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, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Pink buds cover the branches in spring, opening up into fragrant, large double white blooms which fade to pink with age. The young bronze foliage turns dark green in summer then copper red in autumn. The attractive spreading habit and umbrella-like canopy make this a popular Japanese cherry for medium-sized gardens.

  • 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 ‘goblet' shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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