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Prunus sargentii

Prunus sargentii flowering cherry blossom

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.

Prunus sargentii japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
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How to grow

Prunus sargentii is one of the most cold-hardy of the flowering cherries.

History

Prunus sargentii was first described in the 19th century by American enthusiast Charles Sargent. It is a species of Japanese flowering cherry, originating from high altitudes in the mountains of northern Japan. It is closely related to Prunus serrulata, the Japanese mountain cherry.

Prunus sargentii characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden MeritRHS Award of Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Columnaris
    Prunus sargentii
    Columnaris
    A more erect form of Sargent's cherry, and with more dramatic autumn colours.
  • See also Jacqueline
    Prunus x sargentii
    Jacqueline
    Prunus Jacqueline is a new flowering cherry, featuring stunning pink blossom and superb autumn colours.
  • See also Shirotae
    Prunus serrulata
    Shirotae
    Another form of Prunus serrulata.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Sargentii flowering cherry tree

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.