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Prunus Fragrant Cloud

Flowering cherry

Masses of pink flowers in early spring

Give this beautiful tree plenty of space to reach its full potential. Clouds of glistening flowers hang from the branches in spring. They are slightly scented and the petals mature to pink before falling. Rich yellow autumn leaf colours are an added feature later in the year. 


Plant as a focal point in a border or at the end of a path, in sun or part shade. Happy in most soils as long as they are not too dry. 


Dig a hole that is at least twice the size of the existing container and add well rotted manure to the soil. Don't forget to stake your tree until it has established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 600 cm
Plant width 300 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

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Prunus fragrant cloud shizuka 12 l £49.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From January to December