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Prunus sargentii

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PROO-nus sar-JEN-tee-eye
Description

Bark is rich, polished reddish to chestnut brown; easy to transplant; cast dense shade; one of the hardest cherries; can be used as street tree. This tree is frequently damaged by deer.

Site: Sun; well drained soil; tolerates wind but not air pollution

Form: Upright; spreading to rounded

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Sir Edward Mueller
Sir Edward Mueller
Tags:
#deciduous#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Sir Edward Mueller
Sir Edward Mueller
Tags:
#deciduous#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    sargentii
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russian Far East to Japan, Korea
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a larval host plant to Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). You may see three flights from February-November in the deep south and two flights from May-September in the north. This tree is frequently damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Inconspicuous purple black fruit in summer. one of the hardest cherries
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.2 to 1.5 in. single, pink to deep pink flowers on 1 in. pendicels in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 5 in. alternate, simple, shiny dark green leaves; new leaves have a reddish tinge; yellow, orange to red fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Bark is rich, polished reddish to chestnut brown.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses