Prunus x yedoensis pendula Weeping Yoshino
- Flowering month: April
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower colour: White
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit: Weeping
The Weeping Yoshino cherry tree, or Shidare Yoshino, is a steeply pendant form of the Yoshino cherry (Prunus x yedoensis). The tree is small, and the weeping branches hang right down to the ground - covered with dense clouds of single white flowers in early spring.
Like most of the Yoshino cherries, the blossom appears before the leaves in early spring, creating a striking effect. The flowers often have an almond-like scent.
Prunus x yedoensis is a species of traditional "garden cherry" (satu-zakura) which has been grown in Japan for centuries. There are many examples of this species, usually small trees, mostly of upright form but some of which exhibit a weeping habit.
It is widely known as the Yoshino Cherry in western countries, but confusingly is not native to the Yoshino district of Japan after which it is presumably named, and is not known in Japan by this name.
Weeping Yoshino trees for sale
1-year Weeping Yoshino tree - bare root
2-year Weeping Yoshino 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).
Weeping Yoshino characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Blossom duration:
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Leaves appear first
- Leaf colour:
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- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Red
- Annual cycle:
RHS perfect for pollinators
Prunus x yedoensisPrunus x yedoensis
The Yoshino cherry. A graceful flowering cherry with white-pink blossom, which is the national flower of Japan.
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.