Prunus Kobuku-zakura Powder Puff

Kobuku-zakura flowering cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading

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.

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.

It is also known as Prunus Powder Puff.

Kobuku-zakura Powder Puff trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 18th November 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Kobuku-zakura Powder Puff tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years

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.

Prunus Kobuku-zakura flowering cherry tree

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).

Kobuku-zakura Powder Puff characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

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

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.

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