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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)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)

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

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Mid-season
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Leaf/Flower sequence:Leaves appear first
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous


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.