Frank P Matthews
Prunus trees, also known as flowering cherry trees, contain a wonderfully diverse range of deciduous and evergreen trees for the garden. Beautiful white or pink flowers ranging from winter to mid-summer. Some cherry blossom tree varieties have a spectacular display of autumn colours.
These ornamental cherry trees are easy to grow on almost any well-drained soil but prefer chalk to acid. Prunus trees can be thinned out of some of the branches after flowering to encourage replacement growth. Our wide selection of cherry blossom trees for sale offers small, medium, and large varieties with various habits, so we have one to suit every garden!
You may quite often see prunus trees planted in public spaces, like parks or avenues. They are long-lived, robust and have a real presence when mature. The bees love the flowers!
There are over 400 species of cherry blossoms within this genera and we list a selection of the most diverse and suitable for gardens including Japanese flowering cherries. Japanese cherry blossom trees are a distinctive group of varieties separate from those mentioned already due to their country of origin, their age stretching as far back as 1000 years. In Japan, they are known as Sato-zakura meaning ‘village-cherries’.
Flowering Cherries & Plums
Small deep pink blossoms resemble a powder puff. Leaves emerge bronze, maturing to dark green in summer.
Double white flowers in May. Upright vigorous growth. Height and spread after 10 years 5m x 4m.
Japanese Flowering Cherry
Upright tree with flowers densely double purplish pink in late April. Distinctive attractive central eye.
Neat tree with dark purple leaves and stems. Small pale pink flowers in March. 5m x 3m after 10yrs.
Dark brown emerging leaves, contrasting large pure white flowers. Introduced from Japan.
A small tree with strong ascending branches. Deep lilac pink flowers in loose drooping clusters in mid-late April.
A small graceful tree. Small, semi-double, blush white flowers in early April. Coppery bronze young foliage.
A classic Japanese cherry. Large clusters of semi-double, pale pink, fragrant flowers in April.
Ascending branches and double shell pink flowers against bronze/green leaves in mid April.
A small tree with large white flowers followed by rich red autumn colours to the finely toothed leaves.
Winter flowering form with white flowers from pink buds. Strongly toothed leaves turn red-orange in autumn.
Small, umbrella shaped tree with a mass of single white, bell shaped flowers opening from green buds.