How Much Does a Weeping Cherry Tree Cost?
Native to Japan, the weeping cherry tree is a great ornamental tree for any landscape. With a weeping look, these trees have an abundant early spring bloom.
How much is it?
- On average, a weeping cherry tree can cost anywhere from $50 to $125 for a tree under 4 feet, while a tree that is larger than 5 feet can start at $90 and cost as much as $300 for a mature tree. The cost of a weeping cherry tree will depend on the height of the tree, the nursery selling it and quality of the tree.
- One type of weeping cherry tree is the snow weeping cherry tree, which has white blossoms. A 6 to 14 foot tree can start at $80. Trees that stand 7 to 10 feet are priced anywhere between $110 and $150. Taller trees that are from 10 to 14 feet can be purchased for $175 to $225 on average.
- Fast Growing Trees is an online retailer that offers different types of weeping cherry trees that have varying heights. The price of the weeping cherry tree that stands 3 to 4 feet high can be anywhere from $68 to $72. Weeping cherry trees that are 5 to 7 feet are sold for anywhere between $92 and $99.
- Willis Orchard Co is another establishment that sells weeping cherry trees. With them, a weeping cherry tree that stands at 3 to 4 feet can cost $40 to $45. Any weeping cherry tree that is 6 feet high will cost $100 to $105 and 7 foot trees are priced from $170 to $180.
What is going to be included?
- This tree has two parts: the root and trunk. The weeping part of the tree will either have a double-flowering pink Higan cherry or white flowers, known as snow fountains. The two plants will be grafted at the top of the truck, which is about five feet from the ground. The tree creates an umbrella effect if it isn’t pruned.
- It can grow anywhere between 20 to 40 feet. This will all depend if the tree is cut back over time.
- These trees should be planted in zone five through eight.
Tips to know
- According to some nurseries, these trees are known to have the highest failure rate.
- It is common for this tree to develop sprouts. These sprouts will grow on the trunk and will shoot straight up the tree, taking it over and will ruin the weeping effect.
- There is no such thing as a dwarf weeping cherry tree.
- Over-watering is a frequent mistake people make when planting this tree. The roots are very rugged and can tolerate dryness; however, these roots can be sensitive to excessive wetness and will drown if it receives too much water.
- Tent caterpillars and Japanese beetles are a huge fan of these trees. Spraying before the summer months start with BT or a fruit tree spray can help prevent these pests from attacking.
What are the extra costs?
- Since a weeping cherry tree can become larger than 40 feet, shipping charges may apply depending on the nursery.
- If you want to have the tree planted by a professional landscaper, additional fees can apply. The fees will depend on the size of the tree. Most trees under 10 feet will cost about $100 to plan.
How can I save money?
- To save money, there are nurseries that offer the tree at discounted price if you purchase a certain number of trees. You can save up to 25% for the purchase. Always ask the nurseries for special deals.