Prunus pendula Pendula Plena Rosea

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Weeping

Pendula Plena Rosea is a double-flowered form of the traditional weeping pink-blossomed Japanese flowering cherry, often seen in the grounds of temples and formal gardens.

The spring blossom display lasts a week or so longer than most other flowering cherries.

Although this is a weeping variety, the pattern of growth is not simply weeping - rather, as the tree ages the main limbs tend to become more wide-spreading and it is the younger branches that give the weeping effect. The result is an impressive and graceful tree.

Pendula Plena Rosea is thought to be a very old variety, dating back to the 18th century in Japan and probably much older. It was introduced to the UK by the enthusiast Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s, and is essentially a double-flowered form of Pendula Rosea. It is also closely related to Pendula Rubra, but differs from that variety by virtue of its double flowers and more weeping rather than spreading form.

It has often been re-classified into different species and sub-species of the genus Prunus and nowadays is usually placed within the species Prunus pendula although it is still frequently placed in the hybrid species Prunus x subhirtella.

Pendula Plena Rosea trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Pendula Plena Rosea tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m 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.

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).

Pendula Plena Rosea characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Weeping
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces Specimen planting
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Leaves and Flowers appear together
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Ascendens Rosea
    Prunus pendula
    Ascendens Rosea
    This beautiful flowering cherry has a graceful upright habit and white/pink blossom.
  • See also Pendula Rubra
    Prunus pendula
    Pendula Rubra
    An attractive early-flowering wide-spreading weeping Japanese pink cherry blossom tree.
  • See also Stellata
    Prunus pendula
    A small flowering cherry tree, named after its star-shaped pink 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.

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