Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
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.
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 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.