Prunus Ichiyo

Prunus Ichiyo cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red

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.

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 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 Ichiyo tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
2-year Ichiyo tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


Ichiyo 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 small
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.