Silk Tree Nurseries stock an increasing range of the spectacular ornamental
. These are breathtaking
in Spring, and supply is severely limited of some of the cultivars. We also produce a wide range of Japanese style plants for an
oriental garden or border design.
|JAPANESE CHERRIES -
||AMANOGAWA - Columnar Japanese Cherry - Prunus 'Amanogawa'
The Japanese Column Cherry is a beautiful upright Cherry Tree,
grown for it's unusual columnar habit - straight branches growing in a
shuttlecock form to form a formal, and very elegant coulmn like tree. In
Spring, pink shell flowers cover the tree with gorgeous Spring foliage
of bronze, turning to deep green in summer.
Prunus Amanogawa makes a superb specimen as a 'patio tree', because of
it's superb formal upright habit, or it can be planted in the ground to
make a medium sized cherry tree.
12Litre pot (approx. 6ft inc. pot) £49.99 (E )
||BENI-CHIDORI - Japanese Apricot
A very early flowering (February) small tree with stunning deep pink
delicate double flowers, which are highly scented of almonds. Lovely autumn leaf colour. We have
4ft top grafted dwarf standards available now, ideal for patio, small
garden, or as a feature in a Japanese style garden.
approx. 4ft inc. pot dwarf, 10-12inch head
||BENIYATUKA - Prunus 'Beniyutaka'
A distinct semi-double flower with a sugar pink colour, lightly
scented. Strong growing, with vivid autumn colour of orange and red.
10Litre pot , 6ft specimens
||CHOCOLATE ICE (Matsumae-fuki) - Prunus 'Matsumae-fuki'
A more recent Japanese cherry is the rather exquisite Chocolate Ice, so
named because of its beautiful copper chocolate leaves which come out as
the tree flowers pure white with single or semi-double flowers. Fiery
orange autumn leaf colour. A lovely smaller growing cherry for the
smaller garden growing 10-15ft n 10-12 years.
||FUJIMA (white scented) - Prunus 'Fujima'
This is a low growing shrub cherry with a burst of small white flowers
in February / March. Beautiful yellow and golden brown autumn colour. A
perfect cherry for underplanting in the Japanese garden.
3Litre pot £12.99
FRAGRANT CLOUD - Prunus shizuka Fragrant Cloud
An ornamental Japanese Cherry is the perfect choice for a Japanese style
garden and fits in well with bonsai trees, water cascades, and fine ornamental
specimens. The Shizuka Cherry named Fragrant Cloud is a truly spectacular
specimen in Spring, with semi-double pure white flowers that are highly fragrant.
Walk underneath one of these in bloom and you will be startled by the richness
of cherry blossom fragrance!
One of the most highly scented of the Japanese Cherries, Fragrant Cloud is
a slow growing tree up to a maximum of 10-12ft and can be pruned and shaped
over the years to form a wonderful cascade bonsai shape. This tree makes
an excellent patio specimen, and kept in a pot it can be moved around the
garden during the year.
25Litre pot, approx.
9ft-10ft inc. pot £124.99
||KIKU SHIDARE SAKURA (Weeping, Pink) -
Prunus 'Kiku Shidare Sakura'
The Japanese Weeping Cherry is simply one of the most desirable of
all tree species, and is the ideal cherry tree for the small garden. Prunus
kiku shidare Sakura is the perfect choice for a Japanese style garden and
fits in well with bonsai trees, water cascades, and fine ornamental specimens.
I cannot tell you how beautiful and breathtaking this tree is in Spring!
Full double deep pink blossom showers the tree from top to bottom, and it
is a sight to behold! Set up a lighting system beneath this tree and you
will have a night time Spring display you won't believe! Can also be grown
as a patio tree for a beautiful Spring display.
10Litre pot DWARF
, approx. 45inch-5ft inc. pot
| KOJO-NO-MAI 'FLIGHT OF THE
BUTTERFLIES' - Prunus 'Kojo-no mai'
Tree Nurseries are immensley pleased to be offering these unique and
exquisite Japanese Dwarf Cherries as 4ft standard forms. Prunus kojo-no
mai is unique amongst the Japanese Cherries, havng distinctive and
remarkable ZIG ZAG branches which provide interest all year round. It is
a dwarf cherry, so will not take over the garden, and will never grow
more than 5-6ft in this grafted form.
KOJO NO MAI translates in English to 'FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES' and
this is a perfect description for this gem of a plant, because the
reason this cherry is just so sought after is for its incredible Spring
display of white blossom. Beautiful and fragrant white flowers COVER the
whole of the tree and even small specimens are a sight to behold,
but these standards will be thrilling to see in Spring.
Prunus kojo no mai bonsai tree - see our bonsai trees section
4ft standard, 8-12inch head
(4 in stock)
10Litre pot, 5ft standard
(2 in stock)
||MIKINORI - Pink &
A lovely, delicate flowering tree, with flowers opening as pink
and then turning pure white. Lovely autumn foliage of tinted red an
orange. 5ft dwarf specimens available now, ideal for a patio or small
dwarf (top grafted) £49.99
||OKAME - Japanese
A very distinctive delicate Japanese Cherry with flowers of pink, this tree can create a masterpiece of colour in a Japanese style garden.
Lovely autumn colour. A stronger growing smaller cherry tree. This is the DWARF
form, top grafted.
5Litre pot , DWARF
4ft inc. pot top grafted £59.99
(4 in stock)
||OSHIDORI - Oshidori
Princess - Dwarf Fuji Cherry
A beautiful shrub cherry growing as a bush form, with delicate
and typically oriental weeping pink flowers in Spring. We have some
beautiful 3.5-4ft specimens top grafted on dwarf rootstock, so they
will never grow more than 4-5ft and ideal for a small garden. Also now
available in 3litre shrub form.
10Litre pot 4ft
||DWARF PENDULA RUBRA - Prunus incisa
Pendula rubra - Weeping Fuji Cherry
A stunning variety of Japanese Cherry, with pendulous branches
and a beautiful display of white flowers in Spring, which cover the
tree in dense blooms. This is the dwarf grafted form which will stay
7Litre DWARF form
supplied at approx. 40-45inch inc. pot £59.99 (B)
(4 in stock)
||RED SUN / ROYAL
BURGUNDY (red foliage) - Prunus
The beautiful new hybrid Japanese Cherry, Royal Burgundy, is
much sought after for it's show of deep rich red foliage all summer,
which turns fiery bronze in autumn. DOUBLE pink flowers smother the
whole tree in Spring! This is a slow growing, small cherry tree and
these ones are on DWARF rootsock so will only grow to 6-7ft in the
The spectacular RED foliage of this cherry tree can make an unusual
patio tree. The red foliage will blend well with the greens of cordylines,
palms, and wisteria. The double pink flowers are Spring blooming, and will
light up any garden from the depths of the winter months!
5Litre top grafted,
5ft inc. pot £69.99 (C)
(2 in stock)
||SHIROTAE - Prunus
A spectacular ornamental cherry with single or semi-double
pendulous white flowers in hanging clusters. Beautiful autumn foliage
of oranges and reds.
10Litre pot , 5-6ft specimens £29.99 (B)
||SNOW GOOSE - White Upright Cherry - Prunus
Prunus Snow Goose is a stately, small, upright cherry which is blessed
with large, single, soft white flowers in April. Ideal for a small
10Litre pot , 6ft specimens £39.99 (B)
|SNOW SHOWERS - Pure White Weeping Cherry - Prunus
Prunus Snow Showers is the best white cherry tree for a small
garden or as a patio tree. This beautiful weeping cherry has branches
that almost touch the ground, and only grows in height to 7-9ft, making
it an ideal specimen for smaller gardens.
This tree is a real talking point in Spring when
single white flowers of pure white densely cover the tree from top to
bottom. In summer and autumn, the beautiful weeping branches will add
interest to any style of garden. They are particularly stunning when
used in a Japanese style garden.
The photo bottom left shows some of our 6ft specimens from
Spring in full bloom. The top photo shows one of our top grafted
4ft specimens in autumn with the leaves turning a beautiful red and
orange. The 4ft & 5ft TOP GRAFTED specimens are ideal for small
gardens and will never grow higher than 4-5ft (but will weep to the
10Litre, 4ft TOP
GRAFTED Dwarf £59.99 (C)
25Litre (just potted) , 6ft inc. pot £99.99 (E)
||TAI HAKU - Prunus tai
haku - Great White Cherry
The proud and stately Tai Haku, Great White Cherry, is the boldest and largest
white flowered variety of Japanese Ornamental Cherry. Very large white flowers
smother the whole tree from late March into late April. If you are looking
for one specimen tree for the back or front garden, then the grand Tai Haku
cherry must be the one! Highly fragrant, it will wow passers-by with
it's stunning blooms in Spring. It also makes a spectacular PATIO TREE
for Spring kept pruned and in a pot.
30Litre pot (Approx.
8ft inc pot
3/4-1inch diam. stem, 3ft spread)
||TOMENTOSA - Prunus
tomentosa - Nanking Cherry
A lovely shrub cherry which has the benefit of producing edible
sweet cherries and can be planted as a standalone shrub, or as a
hedge. Beautiful whitish-pink blossom in the Spring is followed by
edible red sweet cherries in the summer, which is in turn followed by
stunning autumn foliage colour.
3Litre pot approx. 20-22inches inc. pot £12.99
||WEEPING YOSHINO (White) - Prunus
A beautiful, rarely offered weeping variety of Japanese Cherry
is Weeping Yoshino. Branches that weep all the way to the ground are
graced with beautiful white flowers in early Spring. We are offering
dwarf specimens ideal for small gardens, and we also have a few normal
size which will grow into full size trees.
10Litre pot DWARF 5ft inc pot