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Prunus sargentii
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Prunus sargentii

Sargent Cherry

Description: One of the earliest, large flowered cherries and one of the finest for autumn colour. A round-headed, broad spreading habit, with bronze oval leaves when young, brilliant red and maroon in the autumn. Contrasting with the young foliage, large, single pink flowers appear in late March.

History: Introduced to the UK from Japan via Sargent of Arnold Arboretum, America in 1908.

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): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - March Flowering month - March
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune