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Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra' Tree

Weeping Cherry Trees

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Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra' has an elegant, weeping form that in March-April becomes coated in a profusion of carmine pink, single flowers. Mid-green foliage turns fiery shades of orange and red in the autumn before falling. A very small flowering cherry well suited to limited spaces and container growing, Prunus 'Pendula Rubra' will grow to a height and spread of just 3 x 3 metres in 20 years.

Tolerant of pollution, this ornamental weeping cherry tree will do well in most soils, but it's best to avoid very wet or shallow, chalky conditions.

AKA Single pink weeping cherry tree, Weeping flowering cherry tree, Weeping cherry blossom tree, Weeping Ornamental Cherry, Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra'

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10L pot 150-200cm Top grafted at 140cm £49.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Summer 2018
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10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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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). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (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 those required for arrival 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.

Planting Advice for Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra'

When planting weeping cherry trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown weeping 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), 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 pendula 'Pendula Rubra'

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 Weeping Flowering Cherry Trees

Although it is possible to simply leave your cherry blossom tree to its own devices, weeping varieties react much better to being heavily pruned in the first few years. Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, removing any branches growing upwards or straight down. A tip for pruning weeping flowering cherry trees is to always prune to an upwards facing bud.

Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rubra' Tree (Weeping Cherry Trees) Description

  • Common name: Single pink weeping cherry tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Pink flowers amongst a mid-green foliage in spring, turning fiery shades of orange and red in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most except very wet or chalky soils