Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' is one of the smallest weeping Cherry Blossom trees around and is ideal for small spaces or container growing. Despite its compact size, 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' offers a stunning display of large, deep-pink, double flowers that are almost spherical and up to 4cm wide.
In addition to the magnificent flowers in April-May, bronzed new foliage turns a glossy green before reclaiming hints of bronze and orange in the autumn. Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' grows to an estimated height and spread of just 3 x 2 metres in 20 years and has arching, pendulous branches.
A tough little tree, Cheals Weeping Cherry is tolerant of pollution and copes with most soils except damp or chalky, shallow conditions.
- Common name: Cheal’s Weeping Cherry
- Latin: Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura
- Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
- Blossom: Large, almost spherical double pink flowers in spring
- Foliage: Bronzed in spring, matures to green, yellow/orange in autumn
- Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
- Soil: Suited to most well draining soils