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COLUMNAR SARGENT CHERRY
Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris'
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Branches Don't Droop, Brances Susceptible to Breakage.
Columnar or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 35 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Red or Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Pink. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Purple, Red or Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Wildlife use it.
Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 7 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars, Aphids, Borer and Scales, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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