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  • Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud' - 'Shizuka' Tree
  • Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud' - 'Shizuka' Tree
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Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud' - 'Shizuka' Tree

Flowering Cherry Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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One of the best features of this flowering cherry tree is the rich scent that emerges from the large, white, semi-double flowers that appear in May and slowly fade to pink. A strong growing tree, Fragrant Cloud, also widely known by its Japanese name Prunus 'Shizuka', will grow to an estimated height and spread of 6 x 4 metres in 20 years, forming a medium sized ornamental tree.

Foliage develops from a bronze colour, turning to mid-green and then orange in the autumn. Tough and tolerant of pollution, this blossom tree will do well in any but wet soils or shallow, chalky conditions. A beautiful tree with striking features and a delightful fragrance.

AKA Cherry blossom tree, Ornamental Cherry, Shizuka cherry, Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud', Prunus 'Shizuka'

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10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Prunus Fragrant Cloud - Shizuka trees

When planting Flowering Cherry trees, such as this Prunus Fragrant Cloud - Shizuka, it is important to prepare the planting area well. If you have purchased a bare root flowering cherry tree you will be planting between November and March. Your tree will establish more successfully in November or December than if planted in March. If you are not planting your bare root flowering cherry tree straight away, it is best to ‘heel in’ your tree. Dig a hole in an unused area of soil and pop the roots of the tree in then gently firm around. If you’re not planting for a day or two you can untie the bag around the roots, water, re-tie and then store in a frost free garage or shed. 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 and dip into the gel formula for bare root plants), 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 Prunus Fragrant Cloud 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 Prunus Shizuka trees

Although it is possible to simply leave your 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 'Fragrant Cloud' - 'Shizuka' Tree (Flowering Cherry Trees) Description

  • Common name: Flowering cherry tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Large white flowers and a bronze/mid-green foliage in spring, followed by orange leaves in the autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of all types except very wet or chalky soil