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
Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.
Other uses of Taiwan cherry
They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.