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Pendula Rubra

Prunus pendula
Pendula Rubra flowering cherry blossom
Pendula Rubra has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Pendula Rubra is a classic Japanese weeping cherry tree. The simple pink blossom appears ahead of the leaves.

The tree grows with a distinct weeping habit, but the mature framework branches are usually spreading rather than weeping. When the tree is in blossom in the spring the effect is of a waterfall of pink blossom cascading from the branches.

Pendula Rubra 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.

Pendula Rubra characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitWeeping
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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 Plena Rosea
    Prunus pendula
    Pendula Plena Rosea
    One of the most attractive and oldest of the traditional Japanese weeping cherries.
  • See also Stellata
    Prunus pendula
    Stellata
    A small flowering cherry tree, named after its star-shaped pink blossom.

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.



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.