A lovely Dwarf Cherry Plum tree, Prunus cerasifera 'Hessei' is a popular choice for small gardens or patio pots. Growing to just 2 x 2 metres in 20 years, the tree is slightly lollypop shaped with a clear, straight stem and a bushy head. In March, the branches are smothered in pretty white flowers, occasionally developing a pink tinge around the edges.
The foliage is equally as attractive as the flowers, with bright green leaves that turn darker with age, displaying a slightly variegated, unusual mottled edge of pink, white and purple. In autumn, the foliage turns red, purple and yellow.
Popular with wildlife for its prolific flowers, Prunus cerasifera 'Hessei' is suited to most soils, except wet or very shallow, chalky conditions. This Dwarf Cherry Blossom tree is a fantastic all-rounder for the smaller garden.
AKA Dwarf Cherry Plum tree, Flowering Cherry Plum, Dwarf Cherry Blossom tree
Our pot grown Dwarf Flowering Cherry Plum trees can be planted at any time of the year. Choosing a location away from strong winds protects the blossom display. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, 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, taking care not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Cherry Plum trees with a stake and tie kit to help anchor the roots - instructions are in the planting guide.
When planting Cherry Plum trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. See Irrigation kits.
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.
Although you can leave Dwarf Flowering Cherry Plum to their own devices, if you prune them for the first few years they will create a more balanced branch framework. After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. On top grafted forms, very occasionally the grafted stem may produce shoots and these should be pruned back.
Carry out pruning after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Tree Top grafted at 100cm||120-150cm||10L pot||£69.99 (ex VAT)|