Prunus 'The Bride'

11.5 lt pot (1-1.5m) £89.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Prunus 'The Bride' ornamental cherry: Larger than average flowers

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
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The flowers of this small, rounded tree are exquisite, and create a wonderful display in mid-spring. Larger than many of the other ornamental cherries, they have pure white petals, which surround a contrasting cluster of distinctive red anthers. The dense, twiggy crown of this small tree has been grafted on to the upright stem of the rootstock at a height of 45cm, which will limit the eventual height. Ideal for growing in a container, or will make a fine specimen for a lawn or spring border where it can be underplanted with bulbs. In autumn, the normally green leaves turn rich autumn shades before they drop.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or crossing branches.

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Outstanding and stunning tree


This tree is (to me) the definitive cherry blossom tree. Able to withstand a variety of conditions, it is quite hardy and easy to grow. Even when small, you can experience stunning white flowering blossoms which mature and show light pink in the center. As a rookie gardener, I found this easy to grow and extremely satisfying to grow!




Lovely little tree


This tree was covered in blossom in the first year and admired by everyone. We wanted something fairly small for the centre of our lawn and this really fits the bill. Arrived well packed and, as usual with Crocus, nice and healthy. Very happy with purchase

Mrs J



Prunus The Bride

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Does the Prunus The Bride have winter interest ie will the trunk be shiny bronze.


Hello there No sorry this ornamental cherry tree won't develop the distinctive shiny bark. It is Prunus serrula that is know for the stunning bark.

Hi- How tall is the tree on purchase of the 11.5l pot?


Hello, This plant has been top-grafted onto a 45cm stem, so is currently around 50-60cm in height.


Hello. What time of year is to plant this item outside in eithrr the ground or in a pot? Thanks


Hello there Container grown plants can be planted at any time as long as the ground isn't frozen. This tree is fully hardy so as long as the soil isn't freezing it can be planted out now. Alternatively, it can stay in the pot and left outside in the garden, in a sheltered position so it doesn't get blown over, and then planted in the spring. Hope this helps.

Is it ok to grow this plant in a pot? If so, how big should it (the pot that is) be, and would it be ok to use normal John Innes potting compost? Should I feed it, and how can I keep it to a small enough size - eg through pruning, root ball etc? And does it have good autumn colour? Finally, I understand it is very popular with bees - is this correct?


Hello, This little tree is ideal for large pot, provided it is kept well fed and watered. It has an eventual height and spread of 4 x 4m, but keeping it in a pot will help restrict its growth. Eventually it will need to be kept in a really large pot (say at least 70 x 70cm), but it can be potted on gradually, moving it up a couple of pot sizes every couple of years, if you prefer. As for the foliage, it will put on a good show in autumn - and the flowers will attract bees and other pollinators. I hope this helps,


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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