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Prunus Shogetsu - Shimidsu - Blushing Bride Tree

Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry Trees

from £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This Japanese Flowering Cherry tree, widely known as Prunus Shimidsu Blushing Bride, is often considered one of the finest blossom trees available. The shape is typical of a Japanese cherry, elegantly spreading and growing to approximately 4 x 6 metres in 20 years. The large, double flowers hang down in big bunches from April-May, opening pink and fading to bright white as the season progresses.

This ornamental tree is also known as the Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry Tree – which seems very appropriate given the delicate looking, blousy, elegant flowers. Not only does this attractive small tree look impressive in the Spring but Autumn also brings a splendid display of orange and red colour. This popular flowering cherry tree is suited to all except wet or shallow chalky soils and being pollution tolerant is ideal for urban planting.

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Prunus Shogetsu Tree Prunus Shogetsu Tree
10L pot 150-200cm pruned & shaped £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Most orders (to UK mainland ex Highlands - see below for Highlands) have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat).  Smaller trees/bushes are charged at £6.95 plus vat.  On orders for several trees, delivery costs increase to £12.95 (and honestly that doesn't nearly cover what it costs us in cardboard and carriage charges!) but you can buy several trees for the same delivery cost - and once you spend £250 plus vat, delivery is FREE.   Its all calculated automatically in the shopping trolley so try adding an extra tree or bush for no extra delivery charge.

Mature Acer Trees in 45L and larger have delivery already factored in to the price so there is nothing extra to pay.

Bare root trees and fruit bushes can only be dispatched from mid-November - late April/mid May (depending on weather conditions) when they are dormant.

All trees are sent 'no signature required' so there's no need to be in to receive your order.

Trees are packed in specially designed containers and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.


Scottish postcodes AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, TD are charged as ‘England and Wales’ above.

Scottish postcodes IV, KW, PA, PH are charged at between £19.95 and £29.95 depending on the individual order, this charge is calculated at the checkout.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and overseas destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees but if you have a larger requirement please do speak to us and we'll do what we can to get trees to you at a reasonable cost.

Planting Advice for Prunus Shimidsu Blushing Bride trees

When planting Japanese Flowering Cherry trees, such as this Prunus Shogetsu Blushing Bride, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Flowering Cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year.

To prepare the site, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5 sizes wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend using a stake and tie when planting, which will ensure your roots are well anchored. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

After Care Advice for Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of warm or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little, make sure not to over water.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first 3 years. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.
If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Japanese Flowering Cherry trees

Although it is possible to simply leave your Japanese Flowering Cherry tree to its own devices, it can be encouraged by gentle pruning. If you prune your tree for the first few years it will create a more balanced branch framework. Prune after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. However, the formative pruning that you have already carried out will have led to a healthier tree, less likely to need this.

Prunus Shogetsu - Shimidsu - Blushing Bride Tree (Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 6 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Pink/white flowers amongst green foliage in spring, turning vibrant shades of red and orange in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all except very wet or chalky soils