- 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
1-year Ukon tree - bare root
2-year Ukon 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).
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.
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Useful for:
Open spaces Specimen planting
- Blossom duration:
- 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:
- Annual cycle:
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive to birds
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.