Prunus pendula Pendula Rubra
- 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
1-year Pendula Rubra tree - bare root
2-year Pendula Rubra tree - in a 12L pot
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
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- Growth rate:
- Useful for:
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
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- Flowering month:
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- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
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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.