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Pendula Rubra

Pendula Rubra flowering cherry blossom

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.

Prunus pendula

Pendula Rubra flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Deliveries from16th April (where items shown in stock).


Pendula Rubra characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitWeeping
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flowering seasonEarly
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • 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. 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.



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.