Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Prunus serrulata Accepted
Prunus serrulata var. serrulata Synonym
Cerasus serrulata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 15 - 25 feet, to 50 feet or more in its native habitat.
Plant Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Other: Small, pea-like black drupe.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Pollinators: Various insects


It's All About LeavesIt's All About Leaves
March 6, 2012

Leaves so often take a back seat to the more showy and colorful flowering blooms and fruits. While we wait for spring to arrive, let's take a look at leaves as the star attraction.

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Photo gallery:
Date: 2008-07-30clipart-fr
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Location: Mount FujiDate: 2010-04-27Photo courtesy of: Midori
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-03-10Pollinating A Japanese Flowering Cherry Blossom 001
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Date: 2004-04-19Photo courtesy of: Tobias Wolter
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful! by TBGDN Feb 17, 2015 8:07 AM 0
Flowering tree ID? by csandt Apr 16, 2019 6:16 PM 5
Tree ID help please by dawiz1753 Apr 10, 2019 4:13 PM 5
How does the Recently Popular Photos display work? by Frenchy21 May 16, 2018 10:26 PM 3
Another plant to help ID by Arismunandar Mar 9, 2018 2:38 AM 2
Help ID this tree by Xanuary Dec 6, 2017 9:24 AM 8
Plant ID Help Please...Tree by wcgypsy Apr 22, 2017 5:51 PM 11
What tree is this? by bhart90 May 7, 2016 11:46 AM 5
Flowering tree? by frankrichards16 May 4, 2016 4:58 AM 18
Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus Snow Fountains®) by jmorth Apr 16, 2015 11:15 PM 4
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