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Ukon

Prunus
Ukon has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Ukon is unusual amongst the Japanese flowering cherry trees for its blossom colour - the very large flowers are a beautiful restrained cream colour with a hint of green.

Ukon grows to a medium size, with a pleasing spreading habit, and always seems to have a graceful presence.

Ukon japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £39.00
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £65.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

How to grow

Ukon is one of the more adaptable Japanese flowering cherry trees for UK conditions. It tolerates a range of soils and is cold-hardy.

Ukon characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthAprilMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Gyoiko
    Prunus
    Gyoiko
    Gyoiko is a pleasing Japanese flowering cherry tree, featuring unusual cream-coloured blossom.

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.