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Cherry Blossom Trees

At Roots, we just love Cherry Blossom. We work with a specialist tree grower in the New Forest to bring you the best quality, most exciting varieties. Flowering cherries are incredibly popular garden trees. They are a good size, hardy, drought tolerant and have the most spectacular spring blossom, ornate bark and fiery autumn foliage. Whether you prefer pink or white blossom, a weeping or upright tree, there’s a cherry blossom for every garden - some can even be grown in pots! For winter planting, choose bare root cherry  blossom trees - as well as being great value, they're quick to establish and easy to care for. Click below to read our guide to choosing and caring for your perfect Cherry Blossom tree.

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Choose your Cherry Blossom Tree

If you have the space, it has to be a large Kanzan (pink) or Tai-Haku (White) - they’re simply spectacular. For small to medium gardens we would recommend Accolade (pink) or The Bride (White) and for pots or smaller spaces the Dwarf weeping variety Ivensii. Most trees blossom in March/April, but Blushing Bride extends that into May and Autumnalis Rosea flowers from November-March. Some Cherry Blossom Trees have a weeping habit, such as the Yoshino and Kiku-Shidare, or for something different, check out the purple foliage of Black Cherry Plum or the peeling bark of the Tibetan Cherry.

Where to grow your Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry Blossom trees can tolerate most conditions; however they will do best in an open sunny site. This should not be too exposed, to avoid strong winds blowing away the blossom. They are fine in most well drained ground, preferring chalky or slightly alkaline soils with compost or manure dug in.

Cherry Blossom Tree Care Tips

Cherry Blossom trees are easy to care for. All they need is watering in prolonged dry weather and a feed each Spring with general purpose fertiliser. Cherry Blossom trees will benefit from supporting with a stake, but no pruning is necessary. The cherries from these ornamental trees are not edible for humans, however the birds love them! For more about how to choose, plant and care for your Cherry Blossom tree, read our Full Care Guide.

The History of Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees

In its native Japan, the blossom of the Cherry Tree (or Sakura) plays an important part in the country’s culture and tradition. As the blossoms last for only a few weeks, they are seen as a symbol of the fleeting but joyful nature of life, and are celebrated with Hanami. This is a tradition dating back to the third century, in which people gather beneath the Sakura trees with friends and family to eat, drink and observe the beauty of the blossom. Originally the blossom season signalled the start of the rice planting season, and so people made offerings to the gods of the Shinto faith, who were believed to live in the trees. During the Second World War, Sakura came to symbolise the brief but glorious lives of young soldiers, who painted cherry blossoms on their aircraft as a good luck charm. Since the end of the war, Japan has gifted thousands of Cherry Blossom trees to other nations as a symbol of lasting peace.

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Pink Perfection Cherry Blossom Tree
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Pink Perfection Cherry Blossom Tree

Rich in pink blossom cherry tree

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  • One of the most floriferous of cherry blossoms
  • Blooming pale pink flowers in the spring
  • Foliage of bronze,green and orange shades
  • Small tree growing up to 4x4m
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
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Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'

Magnificent tree with classic rich pink flowers

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  • One of the most popular cherry trees
  • Blousy, double, rich pink flowers in the spring
  • Coppery foliage turning mid-green in the summer
  • Beautiful vase shaped crown spreading with age
Cheal's Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare'
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Cheal's Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare'

Blossom rich cherry tree

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  • Add a touch of Zen to your garden
  • Double rose pink flowers in May
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Perfect for small places like front garden or patio
Purple Leaf Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'
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Purple Leaf Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'

Striking deep purple foliage with candy pink blossom

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  • Flowering in March-April with double pink blossoms
  • Abundance of colour changing fine foliage changing
  • Coppery bark painting the winter landscape
  • Suitable for small gardens
Pink Winter Flowering Cherry Tree | Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'
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Pink Winter Flowering Cherry Tree | Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

All year-round flowering cherry tree

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  • Rosy pink flowers November-March
  • Foliage from green to yellow,orange & red in autumn
  • Blossom from November - March
  • Grows between 3-4m x 3-4m
Single Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula
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Single Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula

Instant atmosphere with spectacular peeling bark

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  • Eye catching smooth, bronze peeling bark tree
  • Display of small white flowers in the spring
  • Dark green foliage turning rich yellow in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Flagpole' Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Amanogowa
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Flagpole' Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Amanogowa

A spectacular blossom display ideal for small spaces

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  • Elegant columnar cherry blossom tree
  • Large, semi-double blush pink flowers with a light fragrance
  • Fresh green foliage turning to red and orange in Autumn
  • Grows to a compact 4 x 1m
Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra
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Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra

Candy floss flower statement for your garden

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  • Single rose flowers blooming in March and April
  • Beautiful weeping habit
  • Green foliage turning red and yellow in fall
  • Small in size growing to 3x3m
Blushing Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Shogetsu'
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Blushing Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Shogetsu'

Show Stopping late flowering Japanese cherry tree

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  • On of the finest late flowering Japanese cherries
  • Fantastic specimen tree
  • Double white flowers in abundance of clusters
  • Colour changing foliage appearing with the blossom
Accolade Cherry Blossom Tree
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Accolade Cherry Blossom Tree

Early blooming cherry tree with blush pink flowers

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  • One of the earliest blooming cherry trees
  • Display of pale pink, semi-double flowers
  • Mid-green foliage turning orange in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Tai-Haku'
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Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Tai-Haku'

Bright white blossoms twice the size of other varieties

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  • Pure white flowers double in size of any other tree
  • Beautiful colour changing foliage spring to autumn
  • True Japanese style of horizontally spreading crown
  • Fantastic specimen tree
Small Pink Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Okame'
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Small Pink Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Okame'

Small carmine-pink flower rich cherry tree

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  • One of the earliest spring bloomers
  • Abundance of single candyfloss pink flowers
  • Colour changing foliage from spring to autumn
  • Makes a fantastic specimen tree
The Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus incisa
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The Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus incisa

Really small tree with snow white flowers

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  • Profusion of small white flowers in early spring
  • Colour statement for your garden
  • Green foliage turning to fiery red in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Shirofugen
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Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Shirofugen

Incredible three month long display of white blossom

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  • Long lasting display of blossom, from April - June
  • Fantastic focal point to any garden
  • Double white blossom,fading to pale pink as they age
  • Colour changing foliage from spring to autumn
Weeping Yoshino Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Yedoensis
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Weeping Yoshino Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Yedoensis

Those white flower clusters will blow you away

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  • Profusion of clusters of white blossoms
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Blooming in early spring
  • Grows between 6-7.5m x 6-9m
Multi Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula
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Multi Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula

Instant atmosphere with spectacular peeling bark

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  • Eye catching smooth, bronze peeling bark tree
  • Display of small white flowers in the spring
  • Dark green foliage turning rich yellow in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Black Cherry Plum Tree | Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'
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Black Cherry Plum Tree | Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

Unique tree with contrasting colours of deep purple and pink

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  • Contrast of deep purple leaves & pale pink flowers
  • Stems blending with the colour scheme of the tree
  • Small red berries attracting birds
  • Ideal for small spaces growing to 4x4m
Kurilensis Ruby' Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus nipponica
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Kurilensis Ruby' Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus nipponica

Delicate colours, hardy tree

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  • Masses of pale pink-white single blossoms
  • One of the hardiest cherries available
  • Golden yellow and orange-red leaves in autumn
  • Highly attractive to wildlife (and people)

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