Cheal's Weeping Japanese Cherry Trees

Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Pink (Light)
Ornamental Autumn Colour
Flowering Apr

Prunus serrulata Kiku-shidare (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock £74.94Out of Stock £69.96
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Prunus Kiku-shidare Zakura: Bareroot Cheal's Weeping Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Kiku shidare is a Japanese cherry blossom tree (Zakura) with an exceptionally compact and weeping habit that makes it one of the smallest ornamental cherry trees, suitable for almost any garden. The soft pink, extremely double blossoms, with rows of slightly pointed petals, are likened to chrysanthemums. They come out in force in April and May, while the young leaves are still small and richly coloured, so that all you can see from a distance is a low dome of flowers that trail down to the ground. In autumn, the leaves turn into a warm muddle of purple-red and orange.

It is ideal for the centre-piece of a lawn and looks superb near a pond - the best example that we have seen was planted directly above the pond's artificial waterfall, so that the stream of water emerged from the hanging branches. Children love playing under the canopy when it is in flower, and we suggest that you treat yourself on a bright spring day by taking a blanket outside, spreading it underneath your tree, lying down and gazing up at the sky through a dome of cherry blossom.
It will reach a height of about 4 metres.

Browse our variety of flowering cherry trees or our full range of garden trees.

Delivery season: Kiku-shidare cherry trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 4m, compact, weeping habit
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Specimen, small garden, large container
  • Colour: Light pink, very double flowers in April
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Kiku-shidare Cherry Trees

Suitable for any fertile, well drained soil, we recommend planting in full sun. Ideal for large containers designed for trees.

Only prune dead, diseased or damaged wood.

Did You Know?

This tree is often listed as Cheal's Weeping Cherry in Britain: the two trees are so similar that they can't really be told apart and one is frequently sold as the other, but they are in fact different varieties: most trees sold as Cheal's in the UK are in fact Kiku Shidare. The Japanese name means Weeping (shidare) Chrysanthemum (kiku) Cherry (zakura). The Chrysanthemum part of the name means that the flowers have an exceptionally large number of petals.

Old sources may list is as Prunus serrulata Rosea.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

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    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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