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Frilly FrockTM

  • Frilly Frock
  • Frilly Frock in a patio container
  • Frilly Frock autumn leaves

Frilly Frock is a small flowering cherry tree with a strongly weeping habit - the dense foliage trails to the ground, hiding the stem almost entirely.

An unusual feature of this pretty tree is the variegated leaves, which have a green centres - the effect is not noticeable when the leaves emerge in the spring but becomes more prominent over the summer.

The blossom is pale pink, and borne in profusion. In the autumn the leaves turn orange, red and gold.

In short, Frilly Frock is an excellent choice for the smaller garden if you want a compact weeping tree with spring and autumn interest.

Prunus

Frilly Frock flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 32-year top-worked pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 11.5L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    (90cm)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Frilly Frock is sometimes classified in the species Prunus incisa, also known as the Fuji Cherry because they are found growing wild on the slopes of the famous Mt. Fuji volcano in Japan.

As you might expect, these small compact trees are very hardy and easy to grow.

They are also well-suited to growing in a patio container or planter. Feed the tree in early spring, and give it a medium-hard prune after flowering to maintain the size (this also helps maintain the variegation).

History

Frilly Frock was discovered and named in 2005 at the Frank P Matthews nursery in the west Midlands. It is a sport (natural bud mutation) of Prunus Snow Showers, distinguished from that variety by its characteristic variegated leaves.

Frilly Frock characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliage
    • Growth habit:Weeping
    • Height after 10 years:1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Early
    • Flowering month:MarchApril
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Kojo-no-mai
    Prunus incisa
    Kojo-no-mai
    An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.
  • See also Mikinori
    Prunus incisa
    Mikinori
    Mikinori is a classic early-flowering Fuji cherry tree, with red autumn leaf colours.
  • See also Pendula
    Prunus incisa
    Pendula
    A small graceful weeping Fuji cherry, with small single white flowers.
  • Prunus incisa
    Praecox
    A small and hardy winter-flowering cherry, ideal for winter colour and small gardens.
  • See also Snow Goose
    Prunus incisa x speciosa
    Snow Goose
    A small upright flowering cherry tree with particularly large single white flowers.
  • See also Snow Showers
    Prunus
    Snow Showers
    A compact slow-growing flowering cherry, with long weeping branches and a mass of white single flowers.

What will it look like?

Illustrative examples of pot-grown trees 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 Frilly Frock tree
Prunus Frilly Frock tree
Prunus Frilly Frock top-worked
Prunus Frilly Frock top-worked


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.