Prunus Gyoiko

Gyoiko flowering cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower colour: Cream
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints

Gyoiko is one of a small group of flowering cherry trees where the flowers have a cream or even green tinge, which is accentuated by the light bronze of the fresh new leaves. If you are looking for something different it makes a refreshing change from the more widely-grown pink ornamental cherries.

It grows with an upright then spreading habit, and matures into an attractive medium-sized tree with a pleasing presence.

Gyoiko is not as well-known as Ukon, but is probably related to it. It flowers slightly later than Ukon, and is a bit more vigorous in its growth, but with slightly smaller flowers.

Gyoiko trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

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

Gyoiko characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: April May
  • Flowering season: Late
  • Flower colour: Cream
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Ukon
    Prunus
    Ukon
    A very attractive Japanese blossom tree, with unique cream-coloured 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.