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Weeping Yoshino

Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry blossom

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 pendula

Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

History

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, such as this one, which exhibit a weeping habit.

Weeping Yoshino characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Weeping
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering season:Early
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Leaf/Flower sequence:Leaves appear first
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:RHS perfect for pollinators

Similar varieties

  • See also Yoshino
    Prunus x yedoensis
    Yoshino
    This is the original wide-spreading upright form of the Yoshino.

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.

Prunus Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry tree

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.