Collection: Cherry Blossom tree | Prunus | Flowering Cherry trees

The Prunus, commonly known as the cherry blossom tree, is an enchanting spectacle of nature. In spring, its branches burst into a lush canopy of delicate, pale pink flowers. Each blossom comprises five petals, exuding a subtle fragrance. This magnificent display symbolizes renewal and the ephemeral nature of life, creating a breathtakingly poetic scene that captivates onlookers with its serene beauty.

Blossom Trees: Spectacular Celebration of Life

What is a garden without a blossom tree? Every spring, blossom trees perform a majestic spectacle with a breathtaking display of colour celebrating the renewal of life. They are more than just a pretty sight. They're an invitation to slow down, breathe deeply, be happy, and enjoy the magic of nature’s artistry in your own backyard.

Blossom Trees for Sale UK: Arundel Arboretum

If you are looking for a high-quality blossom tree, visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery! We are located in the heart of West Sussex, in the historic town of Arundel near Chichester.

Our experts are ready to guide you through our impressive selection of blossom trees and help you find the perfect match for your landscape. They will also provide guidance on care, planting, and nurturing to ensure your new tree thrives in the new environment.

If you’d prefer to buy blossom trees online, visit our web store to explore our carefully curated selection of blossom trees for sale. Find your ideal tree and let us handle the rest!

Introduction to Blossom Trees UK – A Short Guide

What is a Blossom Tree?

Technically, the term “blossom” refers to the flowers of stone fruit trees within the Rosaceae family, like cherries, plums, and peaches.

More generally, the term “blossom trees” is used to describe any tree that flowers abundantly in spring, exploding with vibrant colours like white, yellow, pink, or purple.

Things to Consider When Buying:

  • Flowering Time: Blossom trees are usually early bloomers, but some varieties bloom later in mid-spring, even late spring. In the UK, the further you are in the north, the blooming time may be later.
  • Blossom Colour: Blossom trees bloom in a wide range of colours – shades of white, pink, purple, and yellow – depending on the variety. Make sure to find the one you like the most.
  • Mature Tree Size: For smaller gardens, choose small blossom trees. Magnolias, crab apples, and cherries have great dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties.
  • Sunlight: Consider that most blossom trees need full sun (minimum 6 hours daily) for best performance. Some varieties, like dogwood, tolerate partial shade.
  • Native or Non-Native: The UK has several lovely native blossom trees like Blackthorn, Bird Cherry, and Wild Cherry. They present a good choice because they are well-adapted to the UK climate and support UK wildlife.

The Most Popular Varieties:

Here are some of the most beautiful and most popular types of blossom trees UK:

Cherry Blossom

  • Cherry Blossom trees are very popular around the world and are celebrated as a symbol of spring, renewal, hope, and new beginnings. Japanese celebration of cherry blossom season or “Hanami” is perhaps the most famous example.
  • Cherry blossom trees bloom in early spring and their beautiful flowers, mostly white or soft pink, completely cover the branches before the leaves emerge. The spectacle is stunning and breathtaking.
  • They bloom just for a week to ten days making the event of cherry blossom flowering even more special.

Magnolia

  • Magnolias are loved for their large, fragrant, and exceptionally beautiful flowers. They come in various colours – white, pink, purple, or yellow.
  • Depending on the variety, they can be early bloomers, covering branches before the leaves emerge in late winter, early spring, or mid to late bloomers.
  • Magnolias also have attractive large, glossy, leathery leaves that add to the overall beauty of this tree.

Dogwood

  • Dogwood trees have beautiful and abundant blooms that entirely cover the branches in spring and last for several weeks.
  • Flowers come in clusters of four, with large bracts, most commonly white, pink, or red, surrounding tiny, yellow, true flowers. They are not particularly fragrant.
  • Some dogwood trees are native to the UK, like Common Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) and Great Dogwood (Cornus grandis).

Crabapple

  • Crabapple trees are well known for the profusion of showy flowers covering their branches in spring.
  • Crabapple trees have many colour variations. Their blossoms come in shades of white, pink, red, and purple.
  • Many crabapples have a nice, sweet fragrance during the blooming period.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a blossom tree? A blossom tree is a tree that produces an abundance of very attractive flowers, usually in spring. They are mostly ornamental, which means they are valued for their aesthetic appeal and not for the fruit they yield.
  • Are blossom trees found only in Japan? No, blossom trees are not exclusive to Japan and can be found in different parts of the world. However, Japan is famous for its cherry blossom tree known as “sakura”. Sakura tree is a symbol of Japanese culture and is celebrated during cherry blossom season (hanami) in late March and early April.
  • In which month do blossom trees bloom? In the UK, blossom trees typically bloom in spring, usually from late March to early May. However, that can vary depending on the type of blossom tree and local climate conditions.
  • Are cherry blossom trees cherry trees?Cherry trees and cherry blossom trees are related but not exactly the same. They both belong to the same genus – Prunus. However, each has its own varieties and cultivars. Cherry trees are grown primarily for their fruit, while cherry blossom trees are ornamental and grown for their beautiful flowers.
  • Can you grow cherry blossom trees in pots?Yes, you can grow cherry blossom trees in pots, but it is important to choose the right variety and provide proper care. Dwarf cherry blossom trees are particularly suitable for growing in containers. You can find high-quality dwarf cherry blossom trees for sale in our Arundel Arboretum nursery.
  • When do plum trees blossom UK?In the UK, plum trees typically blossom in early spring – from late March to early April. However, that can vary depending on the variety and local climate conditions.
  • Are there blossom trees for sale near me?If you’re looking to buy blossom trees, visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Arundel, Chichester, South of England, to explore our top-quality trees from our blossom trees farm. Or, browse our online store and find blossom trees for sale there. We’ll handle the rest!
    If you have any questions about the blossom tree sale UK or if you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.
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