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Cultural Details for Prunus sargentii

Common Name:
Sargent Cherry

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
The flowers are single pink, 1.25-1.5" across; late April to early May producing a frothy pink mass in the early spring landscape.

Fruit Details:
Fruit is a 0.33" long, ovoid, purple-black drupe which ripens in June and July.

Fall Color:
The foliage changes to a mixture of yellow-bronze-red in the fall.

Bark Details:
Genuinely attractive bark, polished reddish to chestnut brown and marked with extended horizontal lenticels.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to Japan. Introduced 1890. Zone 4 to 7.

Other Features:
Tremendous tree to work into a large border and perhaps underplant with bulbs and complimentary shrubs. This is one of the most beautiful cherries in flower, and perhaps the best of the larger cherries for general landscape use.

Culture and Care:

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 4/7/2010
4/8/2005 - 4/15/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5210, 5220

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.