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Prunus sargentii (Sargent's cherry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
20m
Max height
15m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Prunus sargentii

Other names

Sargent's cherry

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Species

P. sargentii - P. sargentii is a small, rounded deciduous tree with ovate leaves which are bronze when young turning bright red and orange in autumn. The pink spring flowers are followed by glossy red cherry fruit in autumn.


Prunus sargentii is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange-red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Prunus sargentii (Sargent's cherry) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Prunus sargentii

Other names

Sargent's cherry

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Species

P. sargentii - P. sargentii is a small, rounded deciduous tree with ovate leaves which are bronze when young turning bright red and orange in autumn. The pink spring flowers are followed by glossy red cherry fruit in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange-red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Prunus sargentii (Sargent's cherry) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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