Cherry Tree

Location: grouping in front of the Dole Institute, by the front door of Strong Hall, and at Naismith Dr. and 15th
Approximate blooming period: April - early May

Japanese Flowering Cherry, Prunus serrulata

Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 5  
Height and Form: Broadleaf deciduous tree, 20-35 ft 
Foliage and Bark: Leaves alternate, simple, 5-13 cm long, have a long point, serrate with bristle-like teeth
Flowers, Fruit, and Seeds: Grown for the relatively large flowers that cover the trees in spring. 
Culture: Sun or part shade.   Susceptible to several diseases. 
Cultivars/Varieties

Kanzan or Kwansan  Prunus serrulata ‘Kansan’ (aka  ‘Kwansan’)
Mt. Fuji   Prunus serrulata ‘Mt. Fuji’
Royal Burgundy  Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’
Shiro-fugen Prunus serrulata ‘Shiro-fugen’
Ukon   Prunus serrulata ‘Ukon’

Cambridge or Chinese cherry, Prunus pseudocerasus

Origin: China
Habitat: Hardy to Zone 6 
Height and Form: decidious Shrub growing to 3.5m.
Foliage and Bark: 
Flowers, Fruit, and Seeds: 
Culture: Woodland Garden; Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade
Cultivars/Varieties


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