Sargent's Cherry

Sargent's Cherry

    Sargent's Cherry (Prunus sargentii) is a classic flowering cherry tree, at home in any situation. It forms a reasonably large tree with a graceful upright-spreading shape, and works equally well when planted as a lone specimen tree in smaller gardens or in a group in larger gardens.

    Sargent's Cherry makes a fine sight in early spring, clothed in a mass of large pink single flowers, contrasting with the emerging new leaves. Although ornamental cherry trees are usually chosen for their spring blossom, Sargent's Cherry is equally impressive in the autumn, when the leaves turn an attractive golden red.

    Sargent's Cherry flowering cherry trees for sale

    Deliveries start December 2018.

    Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
    Large  (3m - 5m after 5-10 years) bare-root - Colt rootstock 28.00 Sold outalert me

      Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

      *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

      Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

      Summary features of Sargent's Cherry

      Growing

      • Gardening skill: Average?
      • Vigour: Slightly large?
      • Height after 10 years: Up to 6m / 20ft
      • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
      • Growth rate: Average
      • Flowering season: Early
      • Overall disease resistance: Good?

      Identification

      • Country of origin: Japan
      • Blossom colour: Pink
      • Flower form: Single flower (up to 8 petals)
      • Leaf colour: Green
      • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
      • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
      • Popularity: Best sellers?

      Climate

      • Planting position: Full sun preferred

      Historical details

      First described in the 19th century by American enthusiast Charles Sargent, Prunus sargentii is a species of Japanese flowering cherry, which grows wild at high altitudes in the mountains of northern Japan. It is closely related to Prunus serrulata, the Japanese mountain cherry.

      Botanical name

      Prunus sargentii