Prunus pendula Pendula Rubra

Pendula Rubra flowering cherry blossom
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Weeping

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 trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Pendula Rubra tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
2-year Pendula Rubra 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.

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).

Pendula Rubra 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: Specimen planting
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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
    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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