Prunus sargentii

Sargent’s Cherry

Probably the best flowering cherry for year-round interest, Prunus sargentii is a medium-sized, fairly fast-growing, deciduous tree with a spreading, open, vase-shaped habit and glossy, dark brown bark. The long, ovate leaves emerge bronze-red, turn green in summer, then in autumn turn fiery shades of orange and red. In April, before the leaves emerge, the tree is covered with pale, rose-pink, single flowers, 4cm across and a good source of nectar. These are followed by small, shiny, cherry-like fruits in shades of yellow, orange, red and purple, which are very attractive to birds. A beautiful tree, especially lovely planted by water.

Site: Tolerates some exposure and salt air
Soil: Any well drained soil, preferably moist
Position: Full sun
Season of interest: Spring and autumn in particular
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: up to 40’ (12m) Spread: 26’ (8m) in 20 years

Photos by Usien and Kor!An and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Type | Size: Pot | 10L
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Out of stock
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You