Prunus incisa 'Pendula'
weeping Fuji cherry
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
- Rate of growth: slow growing
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A very graceful, miniature tree, which produces a mass of white flowers on its pendulous branches in spring. The weeping crown has been grafted onto an upright, straight stem measuring 90cm high, so the plant is compact enough to grow where space is limited - it will even flourish in a really large pot placed on a sunny potio if it is kept well fed and watered.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.
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I love this tree, are there any other cherry trees you would recommend planting in a pot please?
I'm thinking of putting it next to a Shania Japenese maple (also in a pot) - any other recommendations would be super, many thanksAsked on 18/3/2016 by Noviceplanter from Edinburgh
There are a couple that spring to mind and these include...
Prunus triloba (it's shrubby rather than tree-like though)
P. 'The Bride'
P. 'Snow Showers'
P. incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'
http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/prunus-incisa-kojo-no-mai/classid.2000025804/Answered on 18/3/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q:Hello, I would like to put this on s patio in a pot. How big does the pot need to be ideally, please? Many thanksAsked on 17/10/2014 by Richard from United Kingdom
I would use a pot at least 50-60cm diameter.
Hope this helps.Answered on 20/10/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:How do I plant my Cherry blossom tree?
Hi, What is the depth of hole I should dig for the Cherry tree 10L pot please? What type of compost should I use? Should I plant the pot the plant comes in as well or remove it before planting? How often should I be watering this tree if I plant it within the next two weeks? i.e. Ever other day for two weeks, etc. Regards, ScottAsked on 30/6/2009 by Scott Gilmour
A:Hello Scott, You should dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the existing rootball of the plant. You should then dig in lots of composted organic matter (or John Innes No 3 compost) and backfill until the plant will sit (without its pot) at the same soil level as it had in the pot. You can then gently backfill the sides around the rootball and firm it down without compacting it. As for watering, this will depend on a number of factors, but to be sure all you need to do is keep an eye on it and water it when the surrounding soil feels dry. We do have an article on how to plant on our site which you may find useful - just click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/features/_/artcat.114/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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