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 initially 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 colour, fragrant blossoms, elegant weeping branches, small trees, large trees or spreading Cherry trees. You can either browse all our Cherry trees or go to a more specific section. There are Japanese Flowering Cherry trees, Fuji Flowering Cherry trees and even Flowering Apricot trees. We also stock a range of fruiting cherry trees.
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. A tough family, Cherry Blossom trees will grow in many soils and positions, 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.
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.