Also known as
Cherry, Japanese flowering cherry, Oriental cherry
20 years to reach maturity
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Japanese Cherry Overview
Prunus serrulata is a small decidous tree species in the rose family, Rosaceae. It has smooth, chestnut-brown bark with distinguished, horizontal slits. Foliage is alternately arranged and oval to lance-shaped with serrated edges, leaves typically measure between 5-13cm in length and 2.5-6.5cm in width. This species displays attractive autumn colouration, with foliage turning various shades of red, orange and yellow. Blooms are white-pink in colour and borne in clusters of between 2-5 flowers, these appear in the spring with new foliage. Flowers lead onto black drupe fruits between 0.8-1cm in width.
Common problems with Japanese Cherry
How to propagate Japanese Cherry
Softwood cuttings may be taken in early summer, the addition of bottom heat can improve rooting.
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