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Candy Floss

Prunus
Matsumae beni-murasaki

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.

Candy Floss japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £71.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

History

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

Candy Floss characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

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How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.