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Pink Flair® Sargent Cherry

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A hardy, narrow upright tree, that is also compact in height; clusters of pink flowers appear a week or two later than typical; ornamental reddish-brown bark and orange-scarlet fall color, great for smaller urban spaces; needs full sun

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Characteristics

Species:
sargentii
Average Landscape Height:
25 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Genus:
Prunus
Cultivar:
JFS-KW58
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
vase-shaped
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
orange
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Pink Flair® Sargent Cherry is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The oval leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and scarlet in the fall. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Flair® Sargent Cherry is a deciduous tree with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Pink Flair® Sargent Cherry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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