SelecTree: Tree Detail
JAPANESE FLOWERING CHERRY
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, San Francisco, CA and Santa Cruz, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Needs good drainage. On clay soils, plant on slopes or in raised beds.
Has fragrant Flower.
Additional Common Names
JAPANESE FLOWERING CHERRY, JAPANESE CHERRY
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or Rose. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Mottled, Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 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, Canker, Crown Rot, 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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus serrulata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-serrulata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI