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Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

This American cultivar closely resembles the species and was clones in the 1950’s, specifically chosen for its distinctive narrow columnar growth pattern. As it matures, it gently broadens into a narrow vase shape, spanning approximately 3m in width. Often referred to as ‘Sargent’s Upright Cherry’, its unique form has made it a popular choice in urban environments worldwide. It is particularly well-suited for central reservations and street tree planting.

In spring, the single flowers bloom in clusters of pairs and fours, showcasing magnificent shades of creamy pinks in their large petals. The anthers dangle from a purple-pink centre, providing a striking contrast to the silky nature of the petals. Notably, these flowers have an extended lifespan, lasting for over three weeks and displaying their vibrant colours.

The leaves unfurl in a coppery red hue, transitioning to fresh emerald green shades during the summer months. Remarkably, they are among the first to reveal their autumnal display, as early as September and persisting through November. The fiery shades of orange they adopt during this period, are nothing short of stunning and spectacular.

 

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Size

Small

6m high x 2.5m wide after 25 years

Environment

Its tight narrow canopy is ideal for residential areas and creating seasonal beauty on green verges within housing estates. Perfect as a street tree and for avenue planting.

Canopy

Narrow, upright form, broadening only slightly as it matures.

Foliage

Bronzed tipped leaves develop an emerald green colour for the summer. These become ablaze with shades of deep amber oranges and ruby red crimsons in autumn.

Flowers

The single, pink flowers group together in pairs and in 4s, covering the canopy with a light, airy cloud appearance.

Fruit

Dark, succulent shades of purple, which are a similar size to elderberries.

Resilience

A tough tree that is suitable for most soil types which are free draining, as does not tolerate water logging.

Wildlife

Fruits are important source of nutrition for wildlife.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Multi-stem

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