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Prunus serrulata

Common Name(s):
Japanese cherry
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Excellent spring color and interesting red brown mahogany bark make this a canidiate for a specimin tree.  It can be short lived.  Kwanzan is a popular cultivar. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
15-25 ft.
Flower:
White flowers in May; rarely fruits
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; vase shaped to rounded; spreading branches
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2 to 5 in. alternate, simple leaves; bronze to reddish fall color
Tags:
deciduous, fall color, specimen, interesting bark, white flowers, red, spring color, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2136

Prunus serrulata bark
UK Garden Photos, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Prunus serrulata flowers
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Prunus serrulata whole tree
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0