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Prunus serrulata ‘Shogetsu’


The flower buds are light pink, opening to large, showy, white double blooms which hang gracefully on very long corymbs. As the white flowers fade with age, they take on a pale pink colour, adding another dimension to the flowers as the season progresses. 

When open, the flowers are often compared to little dancing ballerinas. The name Shogetsu translates to the poetic phrase ‘moonlight on the pine trees’, and its beauty is certainly worthy of this name.


This late flowering variety will extend the season of cherry blossoms in the garden. Along with Fugenzo, this ornamental cherry is the last to flower in late spring and will flower over an extended period of time.


The tree is broad spreading, with horizontal to semi-pendulous branches, developing into a wide, flat-topped tree.


Young foliage is green, and as this variety is late flowering, the tree will have leaves when the blossoms appear. Autumn colours are shades of orange and red.


Tree Size:

Available as a standard graft at either 1.5 m or 1.8 m in height.

Will grow to approximately 2 - 3 m above the graft and 4 - 8 m wide (at 20 years)


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun, in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.


Please stake your tree.

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