Shirotae Cherry, Large Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Beautiful Bark, Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May

Prunus Shirotae (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £89.94Sold out for the season£74.94Sold out for the season£69.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Cherry, Shirotae / Mount Fuji - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Prunus Shirotae: Bareroot Mount Fuji Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

If you only have room for one cherry blossom tree, Prunus Shirotae, the Mount Fuji cherry is a top pick. The white semi-double spring blossom is some of the earliest to appear, beautifully scented, and contrasts well with the dark, striated bark.
The elegant serrated leaves, which appear after the blossom, turn from green to yellow, then a warm, fiery orange in autumn. In winter, its wide spreading shape and flat crown is a fine architectural feature. In short, it looks fabulous all year round!
Perfect for almost any sized garden, it grows to about 4m tall and about 6 wide: the largest one we know of is almost 10 metres wide.

Browse our other flowering cherry trees or all of our garden trees.

Delivery season: Cherry blossom 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: 4-6m, spreading wider than it is tall with age
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Use: Specimen, small garden, large container, avenue, urban
  • Colour: White
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Shirotae Cherry Trees

Any well drained soil. Suitable for large containers designed for trees. Full sun or partial shade. Tolerates moderate urban pollution.

Shirotae looks best with space to shine while blossoming, so make sure it's planted as a focal point, ideally with one of those famously vivid blue British spring skies as a backdrop. Avoid areas near paths and parking spaces as the branches can be pretty low, often reaching to the ground when mature.

A few spring bulbs planted around the base like crocuses, muscari, or a quietly lovely daffodil such as Hawera are a superb addition.

Did You Know?

Shirotae is a fine, snow-white cloth made from the bark of the paper mulberry. The tree is also known as Mount Fuji, the most famous of Japan's three holy mountains, which is capped with snow for half the year. 
It was introduced to Britain in the early 1900s.

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.

  • Small Box

    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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