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Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus Sekiyama  • 

Photo: Japanese Flowering Cherry

General description

A very popular and heavy flowering cherry with large, double pink flowers and a strong growth habit. Good for a number of landscape uses including parks, gardens and streets.

Large, dark green leaves up to 12 cm long with finely serrate margins, turning yellow to bronzy-orange in autumn. New growing tips are bronze.

Abundant bloom that is purplish-pink in bud, fading with age to bright pink semi-double flowers up to five cm in diameter, often with 30 or more petals, borne in dense inflorescences along slender branches in mid-spring.

Plant requirements

Adaptable to a variety of site conditions, but prefers moist, well drained fertile soils and a position receiving full sun to part-shade. Flowers best in full sun. Can suffer from canker and wood borer problems.

Maintenance

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Practical use

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Properties

Height
1 - 400 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy