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Powder Puff

Prunus
Kobuku-zakura flowering cherry blossom

Powder Puff, also known as Kobuku-zakura, is an early-flowering white blossom tree, which has particularly dense double flowers. The petals a very pure white colour.

The Japanese word "kobuku" suggests someone who has many children, which reflects the unusual characteristic of this variety to produce several cherries per individual flower. These fruits are not palatable though.

Powder Puff flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

History

Kobuku-zakura has some similarity with Autumnalis White, notably its very early spring flowering and occasional tendency to flower during warm spells in late autumn. The flowers are also somewhat similar, although those of Kobuku-zakura have far more petals.

Powder Puff characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis
    A Japanese flowering cherry with white blossom. Flowering may begin around Christmas and continue to spring in some seasons.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Kobuku-zakura flowering cherry tree

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.