Cheal's Weeping Cherry
Without doubt one of the most well known and popular small weeping cherry trees, Cheal's Weeping Cherry with its graceful habit is one of the best for the UK garden.
Fantastic deep pink flowers and a beautiful weapon habit make Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura' or Cheal's Weeping Cherry (kiku shidare sakura) a great specimen or ornamental tree for gardens across the UK.
The flowers appear in large clusters, a wonderful mid pink contrasting with the new lime green foliage. And just to add to the appeal, Cheal's Weeping Cherry also has greeat autumn color. It is also a compact grower, so smaller gardens are also catered for.
It doe not require cross pollination and if you could only choose one flowering cherry, this one would be high on the list. Excellent planted as a specimen tree in a lawn, as a feature in a Japanese style garden or nest to a pond or garden stream.
Preferring full sun, the double pink flowers that cover the tree in late spring make a stunning display. This is not a large tree reaching around 4-5m with a similar spread.
Usually purchased as a bare rooted tree it is a good idead to soak the roots in a diluted seaweed fertilizer for 3 - 4 hours before planting.
- Choose a sunny position sheltered form cold winds.
- Ensure drainage is good and dig in some well rotted compost before planting.
- Stake young trees to asist with root establishment.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed or vermicaste fertilizer.
- Best planted in late winter to early spring.
Maintenance and care are minimal, remove any dead or diseased wood in summer and that's about it.
Cheal's Weeping Cherry is available for sale from the following nurseries
CHEW VALLEY TREES
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ
Tel: 01275 333 752