Prunus Candy Floss

  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading

Candy Floss is aptly named for its very large double pink flowers. The mass of dense petals have an almost fabric-like quality, and are exactly what most people expect pink cherry blossom to look like.

Prunus 'Candy Floss' is also known as Prunus Matsumae beni-murasaki.

Candy Floss trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Candy Floss tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Candy Floss tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Shogetsu


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Candy Floss characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering season: Late
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Bronze
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Chocolate Ice
    Prunus
    Chocolate Ice
    Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.
  • See also Hanagasa Pink Parasol
    Prunus
    Hanagasa Pink Parasol
    A modern Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Pink Parasol, which features large double-flower pink blossom.
  • Prunus
    Spring Snow
    A Japanese flowering cherry with double-flowered white blossom borne on bare branches, followed by coppery-leaves.

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.