Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai Cherry Cherry Kojo-no-mai is one of the most popular flowering cherry trees. It’s an excellent specimen tree for bare winter gardens and holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit. This deciduous flowering cherry is native to Japan which gives it its more common name ‘Fuji Cherry’. It's small enough for most compact spaces and will happily grow in all soils including chalk.
In early March Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai flowers on bare branches. These pretty single flowers are particularly delicate with blush pink centres and attract the early waking pollinators. As the flowers fade lance-shaped, serrated bronze-tinged foliage emerges and matures into deep green for the summer months. During Autumn this foliage turns shades of vivid orange and flaming red before falling with the frosts to leave a zigzag of delicate bushy branches.
This is a lovely and rightly popular flowering cherry for all seasons. It’s especially healthy and reliable with no fuss pretty flowers and glorious autumn colours.
Height and Spread of Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai Cherry Kojo-no-mai is a small and compact tree with a bushy spreading crown that will reach a height and width of 1.5 - 2.5 metres over 20-50 years. It can be kept smaller with yearly pruning.
How Hardy Is Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai Despite its delicate appearance Cherry Kojo-no-mai can withstand UK winters and sub-zero temperatures if its roots are well-drained. It is also drought and strongly pest resistant as the RHS AGM attests.
How To Use Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai Fuji Cherry is the perfect specimen tree for all size gardens and a great choice for low maintenance flower beds, front gardens and wildlife spaces. It will also grow in a well-watered and well-fed patio container where it can be placed near a window for maximum enjoyment. This compact tree is especially beautiful over water but ensure the roots are kept well-drained.
How To Care For Prunus Incisa Kojo-no-mai Cherry Kojo-no-mai is a hardy flowering cherry that needs little care. Plant yours in a sunny, sheltered spot protected from strong winds to encourage greater flowering and keep the pretty blossom for longer. Water well until established especially if you’re planting in the drier months. Fuji Cherry will grow in all well-drained soils and enjoys a thick layer of mulch in the early spring to provide nutrients and keep down weed competition. There is no need to prune this beautiful cherry unless you want to restrict its size even further.
This is a great choice for all size gardens and a must-have if you are gardening on chalk.