Flowering Cherry trees, also known as Cherry Blossom trees, are extremely popular and renowned for their magnificent blossoms that cover the branches. We offer over 40 unique varieties, with flowers in many different shades and forms. Whilst most people are drawn to this photogenic blossom, some varieties also offer stunning autumn colour, purple foliage or glossy bark.
With such a large range of Flowering Cherry trees on offer here, there is plenty of choice whether you want a particular flower or feature. Flowers come in single, double and semi-double forms and can have anything from 5 petals to more than 40! For the largest number of petals per flower, choose Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'. Cherry blossom comes in a range of colours from bright white through to vibrant pink and some flowers are highly scented, whilst others bloom in winter.
There's more to Cherry Blossom trees than their flowers though. Several varieties of Flowering Cherry and Plum have wonderful purple foliage and other varieties of Cherry have fantastic autumn colour. The Tibetan Cherry tree, Prunus serrula, is renowned for its wonderful glossy bark. Flowering Cherry trees come in a range of sizes and shapes, including elegant weeping forms to more spreading shapes. Several of the Alpine and Fuji Cherry trees have particularly compact habits perfect for pot growing on a patio. You can either browse all our Cherry trees or narrow your search by going to a more specific section or using the filters. Please note we also stock a range of fruiting cherry trees.
A tough family, Cherry Blossom trees will grow in many soils and positions, even in slow draining clay soil as this species actually prefers a consistently moist soil. Just plant in an area away from strong winds to protect the blossom and maximise their display. We recommend planting Cherry trees with an organic fertiliser and using a stake and rabbit guard to protect the tree and ensure it establishes into a strong and healthy specimen.
Cherry Blossom trees are part of the genus Prunus which is a large group of around 430 species that covers various ornamental and fruiting trees. There are many different types of Prunus trees, some of which are native to Japan, China, the US and even the UK.
The Japanese have a centuries old tradition of picnicking under blossoming Cherry trees to enjoy the beauty whilst it lasts for a few weeks each year. It was originally reserved for the elite persons within society, but was later opened up to everybody. It is still very popular today, with large numbers of people gathering in parks to celebrate Hanami. The brief beauty of the blossoming period also represents the transient nature of life to the Japanese.
Despite Cherry Blossom trees being associated with Japan, the UK has a native variety called Prunus avium. Cherry trees are also popular in Germany, Canada and the United States. Germany even has it's own version of the Japanese Hanami festival.