The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering cherry tree.

Created by Robert Hall on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.


cherry tree

A beautiful hardy shrub that has everything going for it, except one thing. Nobody has ever heard of it

Consulting an advertising agency could do wonders for its image, raising consumer awareness and increasing demand. But I don't think we'll bother. One of the great appeals of gardening is discovery, so we'll keep this one a secret

Descended from the mountainous Fuji Cherry of Japan, this miniature form has it all, and more

Shrunk to just 12" makes it the ideal size to go into the garden centres, but in your care it will eventually reach 4'-5' tall and 3' wide

It's newly found zig zag shaped branches not only give it a striking winter shape, but make it a very busy looking plant, that actually goes nowhere quickly.

It is ideal as a specimen for a pot, or even a plant to bonsai?

Frozen with a glistening haw frost, its cracked icy fingers make a spectacular sight on a cold clear winter's morning.

The early spring thaw that creeps on, as we move nearer to March, heralds a new dawn in the year of the Kojo.

Wreaths of small pink buds swell over the naked twiggy branches opening to delicate snow white pocket handkerchief blooms. The blossom is the icing on the cake, make no mistake, but there is more to come.  

Fresh foliage unfurls over the frame to finally clothe the shrub in spring green. Slowly deepening in colour during the heat of summer, the temperature's rise.

This finally draws an autumnal flush of reds and gold to the leaves before the cold winds and rain strip the Kojo naked.

The cycle starts again, but it's better the next time.

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