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Fugenzo ornamental cherry trees

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Fugenzo has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering month: May
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
A traditional double-flowered Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Kofugen.

Fugenzo ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Fugenzo is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry, which grows with a characteristic spreading flat-topped form, and quite similar to another popular traditional flowering cherry, Shirofugen.

The double flowers are particularly large, and pale pink / white in colour.

Although on paper Fugenzo might seem like just another flowering cherry, in the garden it somehow stands out as one of the best. It has a graceful appearance, even from an early age, and exudes harmony and poise.

History

As with many of the Japanese flowering cherries, there is some confusion over the naming of different plant samples that were imported from Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at a time when western enthusiasts first discovered the beauty of the traditional Japanese ornamental cherries. The form of Fugenzo that we sell should perhaps be known as Kofugen, since Fugenzo is also (confusingly) an alternative name for another very similar double-white cherry called Shirofugen. However, regardless of the history, these are both excellent examples of traditional Japanese flowering cherries.

Fugenzo characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Blossom colourPink - light
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)