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Prunus serrulata 'Ukon'

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PROO-nus ser-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

Japanese Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree in the rose family. It blooms profusely with large rose-like flowers in the spring. The leaves emerge bronze, change to green and in fall have shades of red and purple.

Grow this tree in average well-drained garden soil in full sun. It does not tolerate wet soils and is frequently damaged by deer. Good tree for small spaces or in small groups.

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#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#small tree#fragrant flowers#flowering tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    serrulata
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5 to 2-inch semidouble to double greenish-yellow or light green flowers with a pink center in April. Blooms in clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    4-inch lance-shaped leaves and serrated margins. New growth is bronzy turning to green. Purplish brown to purplish-red fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Bark Description:
    Smooth coppery-brown peeling bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    twigs glossy yellow-brown,
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses