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The pretty white flower of Prunus shirotae in detail
The pretty white flower of Prunus shirotae in detail
Prunus Shirotae in full flower on the Barcham Trees nursery
Mature specimen of Prunus Shirotae in a parkland environment
The beautiful white flowers of Prunus Shirotae
Medium Japanese Cherry Shirotae, Mount Fuji from this batch
Prunus Shirotae sample video

Prunus Shirotae

Japanese Cherry Shirotae, Mount Fuji

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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A beautiful, small growing form of gently weeping cherry.

Prunus shirotae is a fantastic Japanese flowering cherry which is also referred to as Mount Fuji. It was introduced to Britain in the early 1900s from Japan and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

The foliage of Mount Fuji appears first as a green fringe throughout the tree, swiftly followed by a combination of large single and semi-double pure white flowers. It is simply stunning when in flower, the flowers seem delicate, yet are profuse and significant all at the same time.

Prunus shirotae has an attractive, gently weeping shaped crown, which can develop some almost horizontal branches as the tree matures.

Like all Japanese Cherry trees, Mount Fuji prefers to be grown in a free draining soil, as they do not enjoy having their feet wet at all.

When planting Prunus shirotae, it is worth considering the other planting for your scheme; it is certainly a tree that needs to steal the show when in flower, so is best planted where it will can be displayed to maximum effect, as a focal point or in a spot where the flowers can be viewed against a bright blue spring sky.

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.