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Prunus 'Shogetsu' - Shimidsu - Blushing Bride Tree

Flowering Cherry Trees
  • From £40 (inc VAT)

Considered one of the finest blossom trees available, Prunus 'Shogetsu' also goes by the names Prunus Shimidsu and Blushing Bride. The name Blushing Bride perfectly describes the delicate looking, large, blousy double flowers that hang down in big bunches from April-May, opening pink and fading to bright white as the season progresses. It is also a very popular choice to give as a wedding gift.

The shape is typical of a Japanese Flowering Cherry tree, elegantly spreading and growing to approximately 4 x 6 metres in 20 years. Not only does Prunus 'Shogetsu' look impressive in the Spring, but Autumn brings a splendid display of orange and red colour. This popular Japanese Cherry tree is suited to all well-draining soils except chalk and being pollution tolerant, is ideal for urban planting.

AKA Prunus 'Shogetsu', Prunus Shimidsu, Prunus Blushing Bride, Cherry 'Shogetsu', Japanese Flowering Cherry tree, Japanese Cherry Blossom tree

  • Common name: Japanese Flowering Cherry tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 6 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers:Pink/white double flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Green foliage turns vibrant shades of red and orange in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all except very wet or chalky soils

Planting Advice for Prunus Shimidsu Blushing Bride Trees

Our pot grown Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year. A location away from strong winds protects the blossom. Remove surrounding weeds and grass, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help the tree establish, 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 the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Ornamental Cherry trees (except multi-stem forms) with a stake and tie kit to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide. Finish by watering generously around the base.

After Care Advice for Prunus Shimidsu Blushing Bride Trees

Water Blushing Bride Cherry Blossom 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.

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 Shimidsu Blushing Bride Trees

Although it is possible to leave your Blushing Bride 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.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied 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 tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem tree: 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 give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a 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.


Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Form: Tree Top grafted at 120cm Size: 125-175cm Root type: Bare root Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Price £40 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 120cm 125-175cm Bare root £40 (inc VAT)
Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Form: Single stem tree Size: 100-150cm Root type: 9L pot* Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Price £50 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 100-150cm 9L pot* £50 (inc VAT)
Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Form: Single stem tree Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus 'Shogetsu' Tree Price £65 (inc VAT) Was £75 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £65 (inc VAT) Was £75 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)