Sargent Cherry Tree

Sargent Cherry Tree

Sargent Cherry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Prunus sargentii
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; well drained soil; tolerates wind but not air pollution
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Upright; spreading to rounded
Height:   20 to 40'
Weight:   20 to 40
Leaf:   2 to 5" alternate, simple, shiny dark green leaves; new leaves have a reddish tinge; yellow, orange to red fall color
Flower/Fruit:   1.2 to 1.5" single, pink to deep pink flowers on 1" pendicels in spring; inconspicuous purple black fruit in summer
Comments:    Bark is rich, polished reddish to chestnut brown; easy to transplant; cast dense shade; one of the hardest cherries; can be used as street tree
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Sir Edward Mueller