Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'

2 litre pot £19.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' Fuji cherry: Dainty specimen cherry

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a pretty, delicate-looking, deciduous shrub with wiry twigs that burst into life in late winter and early spring when the crimson buds open to display pale pink flowers. The young leaves are long and pale green, growing darker with age, and turning glorious shades of red and orange in autumn. It has a compact, rounded shape and a gently spreading habit, which makes it an excellent shrub for small gardens, or for a Japanese-style garden.

  • 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 wood or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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Love these!!!


I bought these as I don't have room for a large cherry. These are a beautiful little tree. They came established. Well packaged and perfectly intact. They've flowered two years in a row.

Kev L



Such a beautiful little tree


I love cherry blossoms but I don't have a garden to plant a whole tree in, so I bought this one to grow in a pot on my balcony. It has such pretty blossoms in spring! Looking after it is moderately easy, also.

Alana the Novice Gardener



i would recommend this lovely plant


This is a lovely plant. Beautiful flowers over the summer and then the leaves in Autumn turn a lovely red. I have it in a pot and hopefully I can keep it potted for at least a few years.






Healthy plant. Flowered this year and has just lost its autumnal leaves. Great for patio

Tool loser!





I bought this for my son to replace one which was in a pot and killed by last winter's cold weather. I have one in the garden which is beautiful - lovely flowers in the spring and lovely autumn colour.

Tom Thumb



Wonderful plant


A sturdy, seemingly trouble free plant that is happy in a large pot and takes you through the seasons in charming fashion.




Pretty blossom






So far so good


Unfortunately the flowers had faded when it arrived so i haven't been able to appreciate it in flower. It is now covered in buds so I am looking forward to enjoying it's full effect. It has survived the snow.

Crazy Jane





Planted three years ago and is an absolute joy. From interesting bare branches delicate pink flowers adorn this shrub in the spring (will last for over a week in a vase if you treat yourself to snipping a branch for the house), these are joined by fresh green young leaves. It sits quietly over the summer and rewards again with gorgeous autumn colour. An undemanding multiseasonal must have!

Loki tree climber



great value


nice size and attractive in blossom and then leaves turn red...then corkscrew appearance of branches





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Hello, I have just received two of these in 9cm pots probably no bigger than 5" tall. Should I plant them in a pot or can I plant them straight out. I live in a sunny but windy place. Thanks so much for your time.


The choice is yours! The plants will still be quite young in a 9cm pot (typically only a year or two old), so it depends if you think they will get lost or damaged in the border, or would be better off being grown on for a year or two in a pot first.


can i cut the twigs of the kojou-no-may in late june, we are in exeter


Hello, Yes, if you want to keep the risk of silverleaf at bay, then early summer is ideal. It's best to keep it to a minimum though.


Are these cherries edible?


Hello, I would not advise that you eat the fruit of this cherry as it is grown for its ornamental value.


Is it too late to buy this for a container?


Hello, No, these can be potted up carefully at any time of the year.


I have a prunus. Incisa kojou-no-mai when is the best time to prun and how hard do I prun


Hello, These plants need little pruning, apart from a light trim in summer to retain the shape and remove any dead, diseased or crossing branches.


I have just been given this shrub in a pot. Lots of buds on it. Should l sprinkle slow release fertiliser pellets around it?


Hello, Yes, now is the time to be feeding most plants, so applying a slow release fertiliser would be a great idea.


Hi, I have a 10 year old Kojo-no-mai growing happily in a large pot and I would like to plant another one but this time next to the front door. We have very poor clay and stony soil (remnant of being a new build house) and when we have heavy rain the water does gather near the steps. Would this preclude me from growing it as a shrub please? The position is east facing and exposed to winds but the potted plant on the door step has survived so far. Many thanks!

Ben's mum

Hello, These plants will grow in partial shade, however they much prefer (and will produce more flowers) in a sunny spot. As for the soil, if you prepare the ground well before you plant and remove as much of the builders rubble as possible, then it should be fine, provided the soil does not remain waterlogged for any length of time.


google images Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' What size pot would you advise for this plant please?


Hello there I would plant into a container approx 40cm diameter to start with, and then you can pot on as it grows. Hope this helps

Does this tree suffer from diseases


Hello there Prunus, including this plant can suffer from various diseases, but if the plant is given the right conditions and is healthy then this shouldn't be a problem. Hope this helps

Is this suitable for growing in a pot?

Newbie Gardener

Hello, Yes, this would do very well in a large pot provided it is kept well fed and watered.


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