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/VarietiesKanzan 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
Habitat: Hardy to Zone 6
Height and Form: decidious Shrub growing to 3.5m.
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Culture: Woodland Garden; Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade