Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai

Kojo-no-mai cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Flower colour: White
  • Height 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading

Kojo-no-mai is an excellent example of the species Prunus incisa, also known as the Fuji Cherry, since this species is found growing wild on the slopes of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Like all members of this species, it is a small, dense, shrub-like tree with small serrated leaves (hence "incisa"), and therefore ideal for bringing spring colour to the small town garden. It is likely to reach a mature height of 1.5m.

The small single white flowers appear in late March, and are borne in great profusion.

In late autumn the leaves turn orange and dark red, providing additional interest.

Kojo-no-mai trees for sale

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year top-worked (45cm) Kojo-no-mai tree - in a 11.5L pot
< 1.5m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


How to grow

As might be expected from its origins, Kojo-no-mai is a tough and hardy tree.

Like most forms of Prunus incisa, Kojo-no-mai is well-suited to growing in a patio container or planter. It is also quite happy to grow in partial shade.

It can be pruned hard after flowering to encourage growth and more prolific flowering the following year. However it is equally successful if left unpruned, and being also naturally slow-growing makes a good choice for the "no-maintenance" garden.

Kojo-no-mai characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Sunlight: Some shade
  • Useful for: Patio growing Small spaces
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Prune after flowering

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Using

  • Wildlife: RHS perfect for pollinators

Similar varieties

  • See also Frilly Frock
    Prunus
    Frilly Frock
    A small weeping ornamental cherry tree, ideal for small gardens.
  • See also Okame
    Prunus incisa x Prunus campanulata
    Okame
    Okame is a small hardy blossom tree featuring shell-pink single flowers and attractive autumn colours.
  • Prunus incisa
    Oshidori Princesse
    A small ornamental cherry with double white flowers, and 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.

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.