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Prunus sargentii ornamental cherry trees

  • Flowering month: April
  • Blossom colour: Pink
  • Awards: RHS AGM (former) 1993
  • Awards: RHS AM 1921
Sargent's Cherry is an impressive ornamental cherry, scoring highly for blossom, autumn colour, and its attractive form.

Prunus sargentii ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £70.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
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Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Sargent's Cherry (Prunus sargentii) is a classic flowering cherry tree, at home in any situation. It forms a reasonably large tree with a graceful upright-spreading shape, and works equally well when planted as a lone specimen tree in smaller gardens or in a group in larger gardens.

Sargent's Cherry makes a fine sight in early spring, clothed in a mass of large pink single flowers, contrasting with the emerging new leaves. Although ornamental cherry trees are usually chosen for their spring blossom, Sargent's Cherry is equally impressive in the autumn, when the leaves turn an attractive golden red.

How to grow

Prunus sargentii is one of the most cold-hardy of the flowering cherries.

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History

Prunus sargentii was first described in the 19th century by American enthusiast Charles Sargent. It is a species of Japanese flowering cherry, originating from high altitudes in the mountains of northern Japan. It is closely related to Prunus serrulata, the Japanese mountain cherry.

Prunus sargentii characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourPink
  • AwardsRHS AMRHS AGM (former)