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Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Tree

Weeping Fuji Cherry Trees
  • £69.99 (ex VAT)

This lovely, Weeping Cherry Blossom tree is ideal for confined positions and would make a great patio tree with an estimated height and spread of just 3 x 3 metres in 20 years. The pendulous frame is awash with masses of single, snowy white flowers in March-April that are popular with bees.

Foliage is mid-green turning bright shades of orange, yellow and red in the autumn. A tough, small garden tree, Prunus 'Snow Showers', also known as Prunus 'Hillings Weeping' will grow in most sites except those with very wet soil and is tolerant of pollution. A very useful compact tree that will serve well in a small space.

AKA Weeping Fuji Cherry tree, Weeping Cherry Blossom, Prunus 'Snow Showers', Prunus 'Hillings Weeping'

  • Common name: Weeping Fuji Cherry tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Blossom: Snowy white flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Mid-green, turning shades of orange, yellow and red in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all well-draining soils except extremes

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Snow Showers'

Our pot grown 'Snow Showers' Weeping 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 Weeping Cherry Blossom 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 'Snow Showers'

Water Hillings Weeping 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.

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 'Snow Showers'

Although it is possible to leave Snow Showers Weeping Cherry trees to their own devices, heavy pruning in the first few years helps develop a good shape. Prune in the dormant season, removing any branches growing upwards or straight down. On Weeping varieties, a good tip is to always prune to an upwards facing bud.

On top grafted forms, very occasionally the grafted stem may produce shoots and these should be pruned back

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 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Form: Tree Top grafted at 140cm Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 140cm 150-200cm 10L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Form: Tree Top grafted at 120cm Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 120cm 120-150cm 10L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Form: Tree Top grafted at 100cm Supplied Size: 110-140cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 100cm 110-140cm 10L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Form: Tree Top grafted at 90cm Supplied Size: 110-130cm Root type: 11.5L pot* Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 90cm 110-130cm 11.5L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus 'Snow Showers' - 'Hillings Weeping' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)