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Prunus yedoensis

Yoshino Cherry Tree, Tibetan Cherry

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

One of most floriferous ornamental cherries

Masses of white/pinkish blossom

Fiery autumn colours

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Possibly one of the most floriferous of all flowering cherries, Prunus yedoensis puts on a spectacular spring show. This oriental beauty extends tiers of slender branches massed with voluminous clouds of white to pale pink flowers that sparkle in the spring sunshine. Popular as a street tree in Japan, it makes a stunning focal point for a garden lawn. The single, cup-shaped flowers are lightly almond-scented and usually appear just before the deep green, serrated leaves. The flowers are followed by small black fruits that are attractive to birds. A second season of interest is provided in the autumn, when the foliage turns brilliant shades of orange and crimson. Prunus yedoensis forms a medium-sized, upright tree with a spreading crown. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 5m (16.4ft) in 20 years. Ultimate Height: 12m (39ft). Ultimate Spread: 8m (26ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 12m (39ft)
Spread Up to 8m (26ft)

Hardy Tree

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1 x 25 Litre Potted Plant (Height 150cm+) (KF3320)

Plant cherry trees in any moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Incorporate plenty of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting. Choose a final position in full sun.
Water Prunus trees regularly until fully established. Ornamental cherries require little aftercare. Simply remove any diseased, damaged or crossing shoots to maintain a healthy framework. When pruning cherries it is preferable to wait until midsummer to avoid the risk of ‘silver leaf’ infection. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant in spring, taking care not to mound mulch up against the stem.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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