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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Tree

Dwarf Fuji Cherry Trees
  • Now From £34.99 (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. It takes well to a hard prune, allowing you to keep the shape smaller and neater if you wish.

The compact size and seasonal interest of Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' makes it the perfect small garden or patio tree.It thrives in full sun to partial shade, as long as the soil is well-drained. A very popular variety, 'Kojo-no-mai deservedly holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

  • Common name: Fuji Cherry 'Kojo-no-mai'
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Environmental benefits: Good for pollinators
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 2 metres
  • Flowers: Single white flowers developing pink centres in spring
  • Foliage: Bronzed in spring maturing to green, orange-red 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 year. 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 ground, dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. 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 soil up around the collar of the tree.

For tree forms of Fuji Cherry (not bushes), we recommend using a stake and tie to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide. Water generously around the base.

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

Water Dwarf Fuji 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.

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 (on tree forms only).

Pruning Prunus 'Kojo-no-mai'

The best time of year to prune Kojo-no-mai Fuji Cherry trees is straight after flowering.  They are low maintenance but it is beneficial to carry out formative pruning for the first few years to create a balanced branch framework.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. They can be hard pruned if you wish to keep it smaller. On top grafted forms, very occasionally the grafted stem may produce shoots and these should be pruned back. Further details can be found in the pruning guide.

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. *Pot sizes may vary. 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 incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 30-50cm Root type: 5L pot* Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £34.99 (ex VAT) Was £39.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 30-50cm 5L pot* £34.99 (ex VAT) Was £39.99 (ex VAT)
Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Tree Top grafted at 60cm Supplied Size: 80-110cm Root type: 5L pot* Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £59.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 60cm 80-110cm 5L pot* £59.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Form: Tree Top grafted at 45cm Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 45cm 60-90cm 10L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)