Japanese flowering cherry trees

A sub-group of flowering cherries, originating from Japan, noted for their exceptional blossom displays.

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    A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.

    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
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    Beni-yutaka is a pink blossom tree, which also features attractive red autumnal leaves.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • A Japanese flowering cherry, notable for its large pink double flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • A more erect form of Sargent's cherry, and with more dramatic autumn colours.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: March
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Daikoku is one of the less well-known Japanese blossom trees, but features pretty pink - white blossom.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • A traditional double-flowered Japanese flowering cherry.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Gyoiko is a pleasing Japanese flowering cherry tree, featuring unusual cream-coloured blossom.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Cream
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
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    A modern Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Pink Parasol, which features large double-flower pink blossom.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Hokusai is a traditional Japanese pink blossom cherry tree.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • A small upright flowering cherry tree with large pink-tinted white blossom.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • An attractive medium-sized Japanese cherry blossom tree, with classic double shell pink flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
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    This is the classic Japanese weeping pink cherry blossom tree (sometimes known as Cheal's Weeping Cherry).

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Chrysanthemum flower (100+ petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
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    Little Pink Perfection is a dwarf form of Pink Perfection, ideal for patio containers and small spaces.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
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    The definitive pink blossom tree, offers a long-lasting display of pink double flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Sargent's Cherry is an impressive ornamental cherry, scoring highly for blossom, autumn colour, and its attractive form.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Shirofugen is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry with large double-white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
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    Prunus Shirotae features large single or semi-double fragrant white flowers, and is perhaps the most beautiful of the white-flowered Japanese cherries.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • A Japanese flowering cherry with large fragrant bright white blossom, and strong autumn colours.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
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    One of the loveliest of the white-blossom Japanese flowering cherries.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow / Crimson
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • A large flowering cherry tree with a distinctive columnar form, and large single white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
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    A traditional Japanese flowering cherry, known as the "Great White Cherry" and notable for its very large single white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • A very attractive Japanese blossom tree, with unique cream-coloured flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Cream
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large

How to choose Japanese flowering cherry trees

Flowering cherry trees have been revered in Japan for centuries, and the varieties in this category are ones which originate from Japan or are from species of flowering cherry which are traditionally grown in Japan.