Prunus 'Snow Showers'

weeping Fuji cherry ( syn. Hillings Weeping )

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12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
available to order from spring
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Buy Prunus 'Snow Showers' weeping Fuji cherry ( syn. Hillings Weeping ): Perfect for even the smallest garden

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

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: tolerates most soils
  • Rate of growth: average, can prune hard
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A beautiful weeping tree that is ideal for the smallest gardens and will thrive in large tubs. Its long, weeping branches are smothered in pure white flowers in March and April and create a cascade effect. The flowers are produced on the current year's growth, so the branches can be pruned hard each year after flowering if required. The leaves are small, mid-green, and turn lush shades of burgundy and red in autumn.

    This is a top-grafted plant, so it has a nice and bushy crown. This grafting process also helps keep the plant compact.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. If potting up use John Innes No.3 compost and make sure it is kept well watered during warm weather. Any necessary pruning should be done in summer to reduce the risk of bacterial canker.

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Our tree is almost five years old .It stands close to the path in our tiny front garden which is the first of four in a long inner city road. The tree gives much pleasure to everyone who passes it. It's name, Hillings weeping, is often asked and we are glad to tell people that it owes nothing to our skill as gardeners, it's just perfect in itself.




Prunus Hilling's Weeping

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Hi Is the height of 1.5-1.8m including the pot?


Yes, this height does include the pot.


Hi Does this tree come already pruned and shaped like a weeping tree, or do I need to shape it myself? (complete novice in gardening here). Thanks.


Hello, This is a top-grafted plant, so the weeping branches have been grafted onto an upright stem, so you should not need to do any further shaping yourself.


how large is tub required for prunus hillings weeping ?


Hello there This tree comes in a 10lt pot so I would pot up into a container which is at least 45-50cm diameter. Hope this helps

Small potted Cherry blossom tree Dear plant doctor, My wife loves Cherry blossom trees (specifically the white blossoms), but we are unable to plant an actual tree, so I am looking for a potted cherry blossom that will have an eventual maximum height of 1.8m. Your colleague told me that the Prunus Shirotae will continue to grow and need to be re-potted, which made it unsuitable. My question is this: "are there any cherry blossom trees that can stay potted and have a maximum height (either natural or due to pruning) of 1.8m?" Thanks in advance Mark

Mark Petitt

Hello Mark, There are some lovely smaller cherries, which will be happy in large pots as long as they are kept well fed and watered - here are some of the best. Prunus Hillings Weeping Prunus Snow Showers Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura Prunus mume Beni-chidore

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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, Scott

Scott Gilmour

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. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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