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Prunus 'Asano' Tree

Upright Flowering Cherry Trees
  • From £80 (inc VAT)

Small in stature but big on impact, Prunus 'Asano' produces exceptionally fluffy pink flowers in abundance, with up to 100 petals per blossom! Grown in clusters resembling pom poms, its blossoms cover this tree’s slender form in April for a spectacular floral display. Young serrated leaves emerge alongside this tree’s flowers in bronze which gradually develop into a deep green colour in the Summer. A beautifully elegant ornamental Cherry tree, Prunus ‘Asano’ is the perfect Springtime showstopper for small to medium gardens.

Named after a feudal lord in Japan’s history, this tree has ascending branches and an upright habit, and will grow to 5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years, though it is easy to keep our top grafted version much smaller. An excellent choice where outdoor space is limited, Prunus 'Asano' prefers a sunny position for achieving the best autumn colour. It tolerates most reasonably well-draining soil types, and, once established, it can withstand some drought.

AKA Flowering Cherry 'Asano', Cherry Blossom tree, Prunus 'Geraldinae'


  • Common name: Flowering Cherry 'Asano'
  • Latin: Prunus 'Asano'
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 2.5 metres
  • Blossom: Pink double flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Mid-green deciduous leaves
  • Soil: Suited to all except very wet or chalky soils
  • Position: Full sun to light shade

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Asano' Trees

Our pot grown Asano Cherry Blossom trees can be planted at any time of the year. Choose a location away from strong winds to protect the blossom, then remove weeds and grass within a metre of the site. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help the tree establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Upright Ornamental Cherry trees (except multi-stem forms) with a stake and tie kit to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide. Finish by watering generously around the base.

After Care Advice For Prunus 'Asano' Trees

Water Asano Flowering Cherry trees well and regularly through the first spring and summer, increasing in periods of hot or dry weather. In autumn, you may only need to water a little. Our irrigation kits aid establishment.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Prunus 'Asano' Trees

Although it is possible to leave upright Flowering Cherry trees to their own devices, if you prune them 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. The formative pruning previously carried out will have led to a healthier tree less likely to need this though.

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Delivery Times

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Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Prunus 'Asano' Form: Tree Top grafted at 45cm Size: 60-90cm Root type: 12L pot* Prunus 'Asano' Price £80 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 45cm 60-90cm 12L pot* £80 (inc VAT)
Prunus 'Asano' Form: Single stem tree Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot* Prunus 'Asano' Price £85 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 150-200cm 12L pot* £85 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)