PRUNUS

Commonly known as Cherry tree

The family of stone fruits, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and almonds, and a dazzling array of ornamentals, all within the greater rose family. In Japan sakura zensen (the cherry blossom front) is followed northwards and is a cause of much celebration.

Because cherry flowers bloom en masse and because of their ephemeral nature they can provide one of the best horticultural events of the year when even a modest tree can provide a snowstorm of petals, falling to cover the ground beneath.

 

Genus of more than 200 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs widely distributed in northern temperate regions and the mountains of southeastern Asia. Because of their food and ornamental value they have been transported to most parts of the world where some have become naturalised.

UK natives are P. avium, wild cherry, P. padus, bird cherry and P. spinosa, blackthorn or sloe.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Tree
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    Edible fruited species
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for attractive white or pink flowers, bark colour, edible fruits, hedging, screening and ground cover
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed in northern temperate regions, the Andes and mountains of south-east Asia
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
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MATSUMAE FLOWERING CHERRIES

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PRUNUS 'Matsumae-hanagasa'

PRUNUS 'Matsumae-hanagasa'

(Pink Parasol) - double, pale pink flowers on long stems

 
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£80.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Matsumae-shizuka'

PRUNUS 'Matsumae-shizuka'

(Fragrant Cloud) - highly scented semi-double white flowers

 
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£80.00 each 
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FRUITING CHERRIES

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PRUNUS cerasifera 'Nigra'

PRUNUS cerasifera 'Nigra'

Black-leaf plum, Blaze

red leaves when young then turning dark purple. Pink flowers

 
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£75.00 each 
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PRUNUS x cistena

PRUNUS x cistena

Purple leaf sand cherry

red leaves and white flowers in spring. Black edible fruits

 
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£25.00 each 
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PRUNUS incisa 'Kojo No Mai'

PRUNUS incisa 'Kojo No Mai'

Fuji cherry

masses of small white or pale pink flowers very early in the spring carried on zig zag shoots

 
£20.00 each 
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PRUNUS incisa 'Mikinori'

PRUNUS incisa 'Mikinori'

Fuji cherry

semi-double flowers which are pink in bud opening white

 
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PRUNUS incisa 'Oshidori'

PRUNUS incisa 'Oshidori'

Fuji cherry

(syn. P. incisa 'Omoi-no-yama') - double, pale pink frilled flowers, deepening in colour with age

 
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PRUNUS incisa 'Pendula'

PRUNUS incisa 'Pendula'

Fuji cherry

abundant white flowers on long branches

 
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PRUNUS incisa 'The Bride'

PRUNUS incisa 'The Bride'

Fuji cherry

pure white flowers and green calyces

 
£25.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
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£75.00  
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PRUNUS mume 'Beni-chidori'

PRUNUS mume 'Beni-chidori'

Japanese apricot

strongly fragrant single, cup-shaped pink flowers. Pink in bud fading after opening

 
Large
£60.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PRUNUS mume 'Omoi-no-mama'

PRUNUS mume 'Omoi-no-mama'

Flowering cherry

(syn. 'Omoi-no-wac') - Double white, pink- flushed flowers

 
Large
£60.00  
PRUNUS nipponica var. kurilensis 'Brilliant'

PRUNUS nipponica var. kurilensis 'Brilliant'

Japanese alpine cherry, Kurile cherry

dwarf compact habit with flowers which open white and fade to soft pink

 
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£30.00 each 
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PRUNUS spinosa

PRUNUS spinosa

Blackthorn, Sloe

white flowers

 
open ground available NOV-FEB
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£2.00 each 
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PRUNUS tenella 'Fire Hill'

PRUNUS tenella 'Fire Hill'

Dwarf Russian almond

suckering shrub with brilliant rose-red flowers. The most attractive of all the dwarf almonds and ideal for growing in a heather bed

 
Bush
£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PRUNUS triloba 'Rosenmund'

PRUNUS triloba 'Rosenmund'

Flowering almond

(syn. ‘Korros’) - Double pink flowers

 
£20.00 each 
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Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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