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Fugenzo

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.

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Fugenzo flowering cherries for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 29.95
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


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 skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Period of origin:1600 - 1649