Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’ Flowering Cherries & Plums

Description: An upright form with columnar to narrow vase-shaped branching. Elliptic to oblong, glossy dark green leaves turn dramatic golden red autumn colours. The pink flowers in spring are followed by small, glossy, dark purple-black, inedible cherries.

History: Raised at Arnold Arboretum from a seedling of the original P. sargentii introduction. Named in 1939 and introduced in 1949 (Jacobson, 1996).

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Fruit for wildlife

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