Sargents Cherry

Prunus sargentii, commonly known as Sargent Cherry, has an attractive bark and a moderate height, making it a visually appealing ornamental tree. The bark of Sargent Cherry is smooth and shiny, with a chestnut-brown hue that develops subtle horizontal lenticels as the tree matures.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown and dark green, serrated leaves that turn yellow to red in autumn.


The Produce

Sargent's cherry produces small, round fruit commonly referred to as cherries. The fruit is typically about 1 to 1.5 centimetres in diameter and is characterised by its bright red colour when ripe.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of bright pink, single flowers in spring, which are highly ornamental.


The Leaves

These deciduous leaves are elliptical to obovate in shape, typically measuring around 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12.5 centimetres) in length.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and reddish-brown with prominent horizontal lenticels.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The fruit is eaten by birds and small mammals.


The Culture

Popular in ornamental landscaping for its beautiful spring blossoms and attractive form.


Fun Facts

Sargent’s Cherry is often used in Japanese gardens and is celebrated for its early and striking display of flowers.

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