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Prunus 'Shirofugen' Tree

Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

One of the prettiest Japanese Flowering Cherry trees, Prunus 'Shirofugen' is popular for its long lasting display of large, double, blousy flowers. The blossom appears in April-May and can adorn the branches into early June. Big, white/blush blooms that hang in clusters from long stalks covering the branches open from pink buds and then change to purplish-pink as they fade.

The flowers of this Japanese cherry blossom tree look striking against bronzed young foliage that develops to mid-green and then provides a good display of orange and red in the autumn. Tolerant of pollution, this tree is ideal for urban areas and will grow in most but wet or shallow chalk soils. Prunus 'Shirofugen' is a small, widely spreading ornamental tree that will grow to 6 x 6 metres in 20 years. Its oriental-style, spreading shape and beautiful blossoms make it an impressive feature tree.

AKA Prunus 'Fugenzo' (old name), Prunus 'Shirofugen', Japanese flowering cherry tree, Japanese blossom tree

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Prunus 'Shirofugen' Prunus 'Shirofugen'
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Prunus 'Shirofugen' Prunus 'Shirofugen'
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT)
Prunus 'Shirofugen' Prunus 'Shirofugen'
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
Prunus 'Shirofugen' Prunus 'Shirofugen'
45L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £249.99 (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 Shirofugen trees

When planting Japanese flowering cherry trees, such as this Prunus Shirofugen, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown cherry blossom 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 Japanese Flowering Cherry 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 Shirofugen 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 'Shirofugen' Tree (Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese flowering cherry tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 6 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: white blossom amongst bronze foliage in spring, mid-green foliage in summer, turning orange and red in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all but very wet or chalky soils