Shirotae

Shirotae

    Shirotae, also known as the Mount Fuji cherry, is one of the most beautiful of the white-flowered Japanes cherries. The pure whiteness of the mass of blossom contrasts nicely with the unusually dark bark.

    The Japanese word "shirotae" describes the dazzling whiteness of snow, and the blossom of Shirotae does indeed have the same intense whiteness. The flowers on mature trees are generally semi-double (having 10-20 petals), quite large, and often have a scent of almonds. The green leaves turn golden in the autumn.

    Shirotae grows with a wide spreading habit, and the top of the tree is often flat. It looks particularly attractive when planted as a specimen tree, set apart from other trees, or against a backdrop of taller trees.

    Shirotae flowering cherry trees for sale

    Deliveries start December 2018.

    Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
    Large  (3m - 5m after 5-10 years) bare-root - Colt rootstock 28.00 Sold outalert me

      Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

      *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

      Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

      Historical details

      Shirotae is a form of Prunus serrulata, and arose in Japan in the early nineteenth century.

      Botanical name

      Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae'