Our Prunus Gyoiko is a small to medium upright Japanese flowering cherry tree that is ideal for anyone wanting to spend money with us. When we say medium, we don't mean communicates with the dead although we have no evidence to disprove this so it may actually do that. The tree warranty does not cover you failing to get a dial tone from our Gyoiko to long passed loved ones.
The mature shape looks similar to many other flowering cherry trees in that looks like a conventional vase, narrow at the bottom and then spreading out towards the top.
The Gyoiko is a little unusual in that the flowers can have green and pink tinges to them amongst the very showy semi-double creamy white blossom. Expect these to make a show around May although local conditions may change that in either direction. If you are ordering for the North Pole Gardening Appreciation society, we predict poor results. The young light Bronze leaves add a little contrast to make the Gyoiko flowers stand out even more.
Expect the tree to be around 6 metres at 10 years as this marks the end of its juvenile period. Typical end of juvenile period behaviour usually involves shouting and slamming doors. Should your Gyoiko exhibit any of these behaviours, we suggest calling a therapist before our warranty claim line. It could grow taller depending on local conditions and weather but your pruning kit will keep it to whatever height you prefer.
Considered to be chalk and clay tolerant so you can attend pottery and art classes with it if you prefer.
When it comes to pruning the Gyoiko, an occasional and light thinning is best.
Gyoiko is supplied at a height of between 150-200cm in a 7-12 L pot for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
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.