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Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Tree

Dwarf Weeping Cherry Trees
  • From £69.99 (ex VAT)

A dwarf form of weeping Cherry tree, Prunus 'Frilly Frock' produces an abundance of very pale pink flowers in early spring. They cover the draping branches, creating an elegant mound of colour. The green leaves are variegated with decorative pale green margins. In autumn, the leaves turn striking shades of orange and red whilst retaining the pale margins.

Growing to the height it is trained, Prunus 'Frilly Frock' is ideal in borders, patio pots or as a feature tree in small gardens. Suiting a sunny position, this little weeping cherry tree is hardy and can cope with exposure, although for the best blossom display a more sheltered spot is ideal.

AKA Prunus Fpmspl, Frilly Frock Weeping Cherry tree

  • Common name: Cherry 'Frilly Frock' tree
  • Environmental benefits: Good for pollinators
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 2 metres (depending on height trained)
  • Flowers: Single pale pink flowers
  • Foliage: Variegated, orange-red in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all but thrives in well-drained soils
  • Position: Full sun preferred

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Frilly Frock'

Our pot grown Frilly Frock Cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year. Kojo-no-mai is ideal for growing in a patio pot or in the garden - choose a location away from strong winds to protect the blossom. If planting in the garden, start by digging a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. To help the tree establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the production 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 Cherry trees with a stake and tie to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide.

After Care For Prunus 'Frilly Frock'

When planting Dwarf Cherry 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.

Pruning Advice For Prunus 'Frilly Frock'

Although it is possible to leave your Weeping Cherry tree to its own devices, if you prune it 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. On top grafted forms, very occasionally the grafted stem may produce shoots and these should be pruned back.

Delivery Costs

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

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges 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. Below are definitions of terms:

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

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has 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 can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo 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:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
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 typePrice Quantity Qty
Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Form: Tree Top grafted at 90cm Supplied Size: 90-120cm Root type: 11.5L pot Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 90cm 90-120cm 11.5L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Form: Tree Top grafted at 120cm Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 12L pot Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Price £74.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 120cm 120-150cm 12L pot £74.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Prunus 'Frilly Frock' Price £74.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £74.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Ready by: 30th Sep 2021
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)