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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Tree

Fuji Cherry Trees
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  • From £24.99 (ex VAT)

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' is a very small Fuji Cherry tree with unusual zig-zagging branches and masses of flowers. Just as winter ends in early March, 'Kojo-no-mai' bursts into life with an abundance of bright white, delicate looking little flowers that develop pink centres. The foliage is serrated (incised), with new foliage having a bronzed tinge and taking on a vivid orange colour in the autumn.

This small bushy Fuji Cherry tree will achieve an estimated height and spread of about 2 x 2 metres in 20 years. The compact size and seasonal interest make it the perfect small garden or patio tree. It takes well to a hard prune, allowing you to keep the shape smaller and neater if you wish.

Thriving in sun or partial shade as long as the soil is well-drained, Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' is very popular and deservedly holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit. If you want a larger Fuji Cherry tree, take a look at Prunus incisa 'Mikinori', Prunus incisa f yamadei and Prunus incisa 'The Bride'.

  • Common name: Fuji Cherry 'Kojo-no-mai' tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.0x 2.0 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers: Single white flowers developing pink centres in spring
  • Foliage: Bronzed in spring, before turning vivid orange in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all but thrives in well-drained soils
  • Position: Full or part sun

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Kojo-no-mai'

Our pot grown Kojo-no-mai Fuji 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 Fuji Cherry trees (except bush forms) with a stake and tie to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide.

After Care Advice For Prunus 'Kojo-no-mai'

When planting Fuji 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 Prunus 'Kojo-no-mai'

Although it is possible to leave your Kojo-no-mai Fuji 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 Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

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 assistance.

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

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please 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 1.5-2 metres in height) 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, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

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 to see if we can find a solution.

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.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

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.

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

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 incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 30-40cm Root type: 5L pot Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £24.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 30-40cm 5L pot £24.99 (ex VAT)
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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Top grafted at 80cm Supplied Size: 100-120cm Root type: 5L pot Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Top grafted at 80cm 100-120cm 5L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 40-60cm Root type: 10L pot Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 40-60cm 10L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Top grafted at 45cm Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Top grafted at 45cm 60-90cm 10L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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