SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA
A hybrid between Prunus sargentii × Prunus subhirtella.
Utility friendly tree.
Needs good drainage. On clay soils, plant on slopes or in raised beds.
Additional Common Names
ACCOLADE CHERRY, ACCOLADE FLOWERING CHERRY
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oval, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth or Striated.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus 'Accolade' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-accolade >