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Prunus Pink Perfection Japanese Flowing Cherry Tree. Click the link for Cheaper Bare Root Pink Perfection
Prunus Pink Perfection Options
120-180cm: 1-2 year old Maiden, 7-12 litre pot, Feathered tree (branches for most of the length of trunk). Height may vary a little, especially if they have been recently pruned.
125-150cm: 7-9 L pot, feathered tree, 2-3 years old.
175+cm: 9-12L pot, 2-4 years old, feathered or half standard.
150-200cm: Half Standard (around a third to half is clear stem) , 2-3 years old, 9-12 Litre pot.
180-240cm: Half Standard (around a third to half is clear stem) , 2-3 years old, 9-15 Litre pot.
The Pink Perfection cherry tree has one of the longest lasting flowers of all the Japanese Cherry which last for several weeks from early May which is ideal for those people that like to spend some time in their garden and enjoy the view. Unlike some other Japanese flowering cherry trees where you sit down expecting the flowers to make an appearance and when you come back from making a cup of tea, they have been and gone in your absence.
Pink Perfection is similar in many respects to Kanzan, which is believed to be one of its parents, however, being slower-growing it is well suited to smaller gardens. This tree carries double flowers, which are dark pink whilst in bud, opening slightly paler, and are borne in long clusters. Pink Perfection has a broadly oval crown and will reach around 4 metres tall at 10 years old. It may reach a little more after this point but this is purely down to local weather and soil conditions. We make that statement expecting you to prune lightly and not coppice as ultimate heights will vary on your machete hacking abilities. The spread of the Pink Perfection is expected to be around 75% of its ultimate height.
The Pink Perfection Japanese Flowering Cherry tree is considered low maintenance which means you don't have to compliment it all the time, watch what you say around it etc.
Autumnal colours are also worth waiting for. Young leaves will be a bronze colour turning green and then to orange-red in the Autumn.
The RHS liked this tree so much they gave it the Award Of Garden Merit. Looking at the tree, we think it got in because of its great characteristics and not a "back hander" or "bung" to the judging committee.
The Pink Perfection does not need pruning however light pruning will encourage new growth. If you do decide to not prune, then still remove the dead, diseased or crossing over branches.
Soil conditions for the Pink Perfection can be from clay to chalk, loam or sand although some organic matter in the hole when planting will help the tree along to a good start.
Plant in full sun conditions, those being a place in the garden where there is sun on it for all or nearly all of the day. If you are one of those unfortunate people that experiences a full solar eclipse every day then the Pink Perfection will not be suitable for your garden. You can also expect a visit from NASA or men in white coats to explain your local phenomenon.
You can plant the Pink Perfection in exposed or sheltered positions but if you want to make the most of your flowers then we suggest sheltered or using a lot of superglue.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5m to 2.4m and in a 5-15L container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year. If you are looking for a larger tree, we suggest standing closer to the tree when it arrives as this will make it look a lot bigger.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Prunus Pink Perfection
Hi Alan, Senior dogs body, Tree (Pink Perfection) duly arrived on the 16th well packed and in perfect condition. On unpacking the box we were delighted with the tree inside, it looks very healthy and just what we were looking for. Planted it today and it looks good so roll on next spring when we can see it in flower. So thank you very much. Kind regards Eileen Walsh A satisfied customer. 0816
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.