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Cherry, Sargent Prunus sargentii

Sargent Cherry - Prunus sargentii
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Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May on this fast-growing landscape tree. Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall. Bark is a lustrous reddish and cinnamon- colored brown that enhance this tree's every feature. Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits. Grows 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.

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Zones 4 - 7 Zones 4 - 7
Hardiness Zones 4 - 7
The Sargent Cherry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
40' - 50' High 40' - 50' High
Mature Height
The Sargent Cherry grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
40' - 50' Spread 40' - 50' Spread
Mature Spread
The Sargent Cherry has a spread of about 40' - 50' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This cherry does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Sargent Cherry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This cherry has rounded shape.
Attributes

In addition to its beautiful blossoms, the Sargent Cherry boasts lustrous reddish and cinnamon-colored brown bark with an almost polished appearance. This fast-growing landscape tree matures to a height of 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soil and full sun. Possibly the best of the Cherries for street planting--can be planted along the entry road to a subdivision or commercial landscape on 20-foot centers, or in the tree lawn space between curb and sidewalk. It is also very effetive as a specimen in a lawn or landscape bed. Requires little maintenance once established with appropriate structure and is quite tolerant of drought and clay soil. Less susceptible to disease than other Cherries.

Description

Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May on this fast-growing landscape tree. Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall. Bark is a lustrous reddish and cinnamon- colored brown that enhance this tree's every feature. Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits. Grows 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.

Wildlife Value

Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits.

Leaves

Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall.

Flower Color

Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May