Prunus Fugenzo

Fugenzo cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints

Fugenzo is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry, which grows with a characteristic spreading flat-topped form, and quite similar to another popular traditional flowering cherry, Shirofugen.

The double flowers are particularly large, and pale pink / white in colour.

Although on paper Fugenzo might seem like just another flowering cherry, in the garden it somehow stands out as one of the best. It has a graceful appearance, even from an early age, and exudes harmony and poise.

As with many of the Japanese flowering cherries, there is some confusion over the naming of different plant samples that were imported from Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at a time when western enthusiasts first discovered the beauty of the traditional Japanese ornamental cherries. The form of Fugenzo that we sell should perhaps be known as Kofugen, since Fugenzo is also (confusingly) an alternative name for another very similar double-white cherry called Shirofugen. However, regardless of the history, these are both excellent examples of traditional Japanese flowering cherries.

Fugenzo trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Fugenzo tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Fugenzo 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).

Fugenzo characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Open spaces
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering season: Late
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

  • See also Kanzan
    Prunus
    Kanzan
    Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.
  • See also Shirofugen
    Prunus serrulata
    Shirofugen
    Shirofugen is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry with large double-white flowers.

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.