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
  • Zero Rated Item
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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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FLOWERING CHERRIES

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PRUNUS 'Shirofugen'

PRUNUS 'Shirofugen'

Flowering cherry

pink in bud, changing to blush white, double

 
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£75.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Shirotae'

PRUNUS 'Shirotae'

Flowering cherry

(Mount Fuji) - large single or semi-double fragrant white flowers

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Shosar'

PRUNUS 'Shosar'

Flowering cherry

clear pink flowers and excellent autumn colour. Fastigiate habit

 
H/Std
£75.00 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 x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

PRUNUS x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Higan cherry, Rosebud cherry

white flowers, in flushes, between autumn and spring

 
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£75.00 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 x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

PRUNUS x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

Higan cherry, Rosebud cherry

pink flowering 'Autumn Cherry'

 
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£75.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Tai Haku'

PRUNUS 'Tai Haku'

Great white cherry

large single white flowers

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Ukon'

PRUNUS 'Ukon'

Flowering cherry

semi-double, pale greenish white flowers

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 

MATSUMAE FLOWERING CHERRIES

PRUNUS 'Daikoku'

PRUNUS 'Daikoku'

a vase-shaped tree with 34-36 petals in each double pink flower

 
H/Std
£80.00 each 
PRUNUS 'Gyoiko'

PRUNUS 'Gyoiko'

bronze new leaves and cream or green double flowers

 
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£80.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Hokusai'

PRUNUS 'Hokusai'

pink buds opening semi-double white, highly scented

 
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£80.00 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 'Horinji'

PRUNUS 'Horinji'

large single or semi-double white flowers with a hint of pink

 
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£80.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Ichiyo'

PRUNUS 'Ichiyo'

(Pink Champagne) - pale pink double flowers with a leaf-like carpel in the centre of the flowers. Orange-red autumn colour

 
H/Std
£80.00 each 
PRUNUS 'Matsumae-beni-murasaki'

PRUNUS 'Matsumae-beni-murasaki'

(Candy Floss) - fragrant huge pink semi-double flowers turning light pink and white

 
H/Std
£80.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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PRUNUS 'Matsumae-beni-yutaka'

PRUNUS 'Matsumae-beni-yutaka'

very fragrant large white double flowers turning soft pink with age

 
H/Std
£80.00 each 
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PRUNUS 'Matsumae-fuki'

PRUNUS 'Matsumae-fuki'

(Chocolate Ice) - an umbrella-shaped tree with large semi-double or single white flowers with a pink flush

 
H/Std
£80.00 each 
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