A picture of a Taiwan cherry

Taiwan cherry

Prunus campanulata

Also known as

Formosan cherry, Bell-flowered cherry, Cherry

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

5m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Taiwan cherry Overview

A cherry species from Taiwan, South China and the Ryukyu Islands which is less frost tolerant than most other deciduous Prunus species; does best in warm-temperate climates. Can reach 9m tall though is mostly smaller in cultivation. Has a vase-shaped habit. Blooms in mid- to late winter in a warm climate, or early spring in cooler climates. The bare branches have many clusters of bell-shaped, bright red flowers. The foliage turns bronze red in autumn. Like most cherries, it takes poorly to pruning.

Common problems with Taiwan cherry

How to propagate Taiwan cherry

Grafting

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Seed

Other uses of Taiwan cherry

They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.