Prunus Shirofugen is a a beautiful, spreading tree that is wider than it is tall when mature. In our range, the Shirofugen Cherry is the latest to gome into bloom, with flowers that sometimes last into June. The large, double, fragrant white blossom open from pink buds and darken into pink again just before they fall. These contrast very well against the rich, copper coloured young leaves. Prunus Shirofugen Cherry trees can reach a height of about 8-10 metres.
History & uses of Shirofugen Cherry: Shirofugen means "white god" in Japanese. It was bred about 500 years ago from a tree called Fugenzo and it was introduced to Britain around the start of the 20th century.
We also sell a wide variety of fruiting cherry trees.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All our large trees are graded by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level. They aren't measured by their height. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres. In any variety an 8/10 is taller than a 6/8 but the heights between different varieties can vary hugely. So standard trees are roughly 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall.