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Cherry, Sargent Prunus sargentii

Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May on this fast-growing landscape tree. Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall. Bark is a lustrous reddish and cinnamon- colored brown that enhance this tree's every feature. Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits. Grows 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.

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Zones 4 - 7
Zones 4 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 7
The Sargent Cherry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Sargent Cherry falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees

40' - 50' High
40' - 50' High

Mature Height:
The Sargent Cherry grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.

40' - 50' Spread
40' - 50' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Sargent Cherry has a spread of about 40' - 50' at full maturity.

Medium Growth
Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This cherry does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Sargent Cherry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This cherry has rounded shape.

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Attributes:
In addition to its beautiful blossoms, the Sargent Cherry boasts lustrous reddish and cinnamon-colored brown bark with an almost polished appearance. This fast-growing landscape tree matures to a height of 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soil and full sun. Possibly the best of the Cherries for street planting--can be planted along the entry road to a subdivision or commercial landscape on 20-foot centers, or in the tree lawn space between curb and sidewalk. It is also very effetive as a specimen in a lawn or landscape bed. Requires little maintenance once established with appropriate structure and is quite tolerant of drought and clay soil. Less susceptible to disease than other Cherries.

Description:
Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May on this fast-growing landscape tree. Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall. Bark is a lustrous reddish and cinnamon- colored brown that enhance this tree's every feature. Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits. Grows 40'-50' (smaller under cultivation) with an equal spread. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.

Wildlife Value:
Birds love the small red to dark purple fruits.

Leaves:
Very attractive shiny, dark green leaves turning various shades of red, orange, and bronze in the fall.

Flower Color:
Beautiful pink to deep pink 1"-1 1/2" blossoms appear in late April or early May