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Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud

Prunus Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud

Shizuka, or Fragrant Cloud, is a Japanese blossom tree which bears large clusters of bright white semi-double flowers.

Unusually for a flowering cherry 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.

 

Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


History

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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. 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.

Prunus Shogetsu

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.