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