SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
A timber species used for furniture and picture frames. One of the largest species of flowering cherries.
Native to Japan, Korea, and Sakhalin.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Conical, Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 40 feet.
Width: 25 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic, Medium Green, Red, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Pink. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Purple, Red or Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Mottled, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Red Brown, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 7 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
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.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus sargentii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-sargentii >