Prunus Shizuka - Fragrant Cloud

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

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

Prices include VAT if applicable.


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.

Prunus Shogetsu


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

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Useful for: Specimen planting
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering season: Late
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • 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.