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Praecox ornamental cherry trees

Prunus incisa
  • Flowering month: February
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Awards: RHS AGM (former) 1993
A small and hardy winter-flowering cherry, ideal for winter colour and small gardens.

Praecox 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 top-worked 11.5L pot-grown tree Dwarf rootstock £73.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    (45cm)
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.

Praecox is a good example of the hardy small ornamental cherry species Prunus incisa. It features delicate white flowers on bare branches.

Like many of this species it flowers in the winter, usually January - February, and brings a welcome splash of cheerful blossom at this dull time of the year.

In autumn the leaves take on red and orange hues.

How to grow

You can prune to maintain the shape - after the flowers have finished. Praecox grows slowly, with a spreading habit as it ages.

This is a very hardy species, and can be grown in most situations, but plant in full sun for the best blossom.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

The species Prunus incisa is named for its deeply incised leaves. It is also known as the Fuji cherry, since this species is found on the slopes of Mount Fuji.

 'Praecox' was developed in the UK, the name means precocious, reflecting its early-flowering period.

Praecox characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthFebruary
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • AwardsRHS AGM (former)