Prunus Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud
- Flowering month: May
- Flower colour: White
- Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
- Flower size: Large
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright-spreading
- Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
Shizuka, or Fragrant Cloud, is a Japanese blossom tree which bears large clusters of bright white semi-double flowers. The flowers have an enchanting fragrance.
In late autumn the leaves develop golden orange colours.
Shizuka grows quickly into a fairly large and impressive tree, with an upright spreading habit.
Prunus Shizuka is one of the Matsumae collection of Japanese flowering cherries, developed in the 1960s by Masatoshi Asari. It is also known as Matsumae-Shizuka, and sometimes as Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud' (which is an approximate translation of the Japanese word shizuka).
Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud trees for sale
1-year Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud tree - bare root
2-year Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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).
Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Useful for:
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
- Flower size:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Gold
- Annual cycle:
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.