Prunus Ukon

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Flower colour: Cream
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints

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 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 Ukon tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Ukon 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.

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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).

How to grow

Ukon is one of the more adaptable Japanese flowering cherry trees for UK conditions, it is tolerant of a range of soils and hardy.

Ukon characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Useful for: Open spaces Specimen planting
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: April May
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Cream
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Using

  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

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

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.