135 Columnar Sargent Flowering Cherry

Late summer green canopy of a young Columnar Sargent Flowering Cherry.Facts About Columnar Sargent Flowering Cherry

Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris'

Native to: Japan
Crown: Upright, columnar to narrowly vase-shaped
Height: 35 feet
Width: 15 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: Foliage is shiny dark green, changing to orange in fall. It is the earliest cherry to flower, blooming in single pink clustered flowers. It has long, purple black fruit that ripens in June and July. This tree has handsome mahogany colored bark.

Negative Features: This is a short-lived tree with an expected urban life span of 20 years. It is prone to a variety of insects and diseases.

Uses: Good for narrow setbacks, cul-de-sacs and tight situations where there is little room. Good for highlights and entry features and all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets. Best used in limited quantity.

Comments: Columnar Sargent has good columnar form for tight, narrow places, a.k.a. Rancho Flowering Cherry. They do not adapt well to Beaverton's heavy clay soil. This makes them prone to insect and disease problems. Well-drained soil, as well as regular pruning and fertilization, is needed to maintain Cherry trees in good condition. A regular care program needs to be established and followed for insect and disease control.

Engraved stone sign for Columnar Sargent Flowering Cherry, Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris.'
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.