Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Mature Prunus Kiku-shadare-zakura / sakura Options
150-180cm: Half Standard,12-15L pot, 150-180cm tall. 2-3 years old.
(HS)Girth 6-8cm : Half Standard,18L pot, *See below for height guide.
(HS)Girth 8-10cm: Half Standard,18L pot, *See below for height guide.
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,18-25 pot, *See below for height guide.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,25L pot, *See below for height guide.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,50L pot, *See below for height guide.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard,70L pot, *See below for height guide.
(RB)Girth 8-10cm Nov to Mar: Standard, rootball, buy November to March. *See below for height guide.
(RB)Girth 10-12cm Nov to Mar: Standard, rootball, buy November to March. *See below for height guide.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm Nov to Mar: Standard, rootball, buy November to March only. *See below for height guide.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm Nov to Mar: Standard, rootball, buy November to March. *See below for height guide.
*Heights for weeping forms vary considerably from one supplier to the next so what follows is very non-committal.
We are confident that the youngest tree we can supply at 2-3 years old will be 150-180cm tall and equates roughly to a 5-6cm girth. The oldest will be around 3.5m-4m tall as this is the maximum height the tree will grow to. Due to many variables, we cannot tell you at what girth the tree reaches its maximum height however we have seen some 12-14cm girth trees reach full height.
By spending the extra money on the next size up, you will be receiving a tree that has a thicker stem, larger canopy and root system and each increase of 2cm girth represents around 12-18months of growth. We can only guarantee girth and not height.
Half Standard will always be smaller than Standards as they are meant for container growing and small spaces. They have around 80-100cm of clear steam whereas Standards will have around 180-200cm clear stem.
Mature Prunus Kiku-shadare-zakura/sakura
Kiku-shadare-zakura Weeping Cherry is our most popular weeping cherry tree. Instantly identifiable by its drooping branches and emailed invoice which clearly shows what you purchased. Come Spring, Prunus Kiku-shadare-zakura is covered with very pretty deep pink, fully double flowers. If you still have flowers into the Summer then someone is messing you around so check for superglue.
Its spring foliage is bronze-green, turning a glossy green as the season progresses. If you find the foliage is turning darker the longer you look at it, this is most likely due to sunset or you are falling asleep.
Perfectly suited for small gardens as its 10-year expected height is 2.5m. This marks the end of the juvenile period which means it could stop there or go on to grow more. Some get to 4m. If you let it grow naturally, the width will be similar to height. Being a small tree it is unlikely to need support so no need to book a tree therapist or buy a stake and tie kit.
Cheals Weeping cherry is very similar to this tree but is a little more upright and more blossom.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
Planting Prunus Kiku-shadare-zakura
For best results plant in a sunny sheltered spot with fertile soil. If you have purchased a 2-3 year plant, cutting the leader back by a few cm will encourage more growth to develop. It will tolerate most soils to include chalk and clay.
Fully hardy down to minus 20 degrees centigrade so suitable for all of UK locations unless continental drift speeds up and we start floating North.
Pruning Mature Prunus Kiku-shadare-zakura/sakura
As a general rule, these trees prefer to be left alone. This is in the pruning sense, if you are happy to display a cheek bark imprint then you can cuddle as much as you like.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Kiku-shadare-zakura
Hi, I haven't heard from you but today I received my (Cheals Weeping Cherry) tree. It's stunning, couldn't be any happier! Many thanks, Simona 0718
Hi Senior Dogsbody, Sorry it has been so long in letting you know that I have arrived. I have been settling in and getting to know my new friends, so have had very little time to get in touch. My new owners are very pleased with me, and have now even mowed the grass at my feet to show me off better since these photos were taken. I love it here in sunny Devon, and have heard that my new owners plan even more new friends for me, so I am very excited! They look after me really well, and I get lots of water and mulch. By the way, I am not Trev the tree.....I am Cherry the Tree! Love Cherry 0618 Editors note...this tree testimonial about our Cheals Weeping Cherry tree is in response to our "unusual" email asking for one. If you viewed the email we sent, the customer looks sane and we do not, not the other way round when you view this half of the conversation.
Hello Alan, one tree arrived on Wednesday and the other two on Thursday, which was great as I was on site and planted them on Friday morning. All three looked like lovely specimens, well grown and undamaged by transit. I couldn't have picked better myself. The couriers were helpful and careful so I'd give you an 8 or 9 out of 10! (like to leave room for improvement) As we will be working at this garden again in the spring I'll be able to check they're growing well. Thank you for a great service. Happy for you to use this as a testimonial. Best wishes Yvonne Say 0114
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
If any fruits are formed, they will be small, inedible and barely noticeable.
Cheaper Ornamental Cherry Trees
There are cheaper cherry trees out there but you need to make sure that they are the same height and age, VAT and delivery is included in the display price, comes with a FREE TREE WARRANTY, certified virus free, UK grown and not cheaper EU imports used to better weather. A less expensive tree that dies is not cheaper.
If you get all that, let us know, we will try to price match.