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Ichiyo

Prunus Ichiyo cherry blossom

Prunus Ichiyo is a popular medium-sized Japanese blossom tree. The double flowers are light shell pink, becoming white over time - and often lasting longer than other flowering cherries. The flowers are borne in clusters, creating a real spectacle when the tree is in full bloom.

In autumn the leaves turn orange-red.

The young branches grow with an upright habit initially, but over time the canopy will spread more widely - forming a natural vase shaped open centre tree.

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Ichiyo japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
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Deliveries from week commencing 6th April (where items shown in stock).


History

Prunus Ichiyo originates from Japan, and is one of the varieties introduced to western gardeners by the English enthusiast Captain Collingwood Ingram. It is sometimes also known as Prunus 'Pink Champagne', which is a nice description for the blossom colour..

Ichiyo characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering seasonMid-season
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Annual cycleDeciduous


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.