Prunus sargentii (Sargent's Cherry) - 9L Pot

Code: TR01799L
Prunus sargentii (Sargent's Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus sargentii (Sargent's Cherry) - 9L Pot

The Sargent's Cherry is a hardy plant that is suitable for a variety of soils. This deciduous tree is sure to act as a delicate focal point to your garden. It is sure to provide you with a stunning spectacle for years to come.

As young green leaves mature, they add a bronze hue to the floral extravaganza of the spreading, rose pink single flowers. This tree may fruit in autumn, but this is not guaranteed.

Characteristics

  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Comes as 'Bare Root'
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Flower Colour: Dark pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring/summer, red/orange in autumn
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Growing Habit: Bushy, half standard, fans
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered or exposed
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 20-50 years
  • Scented: Mildly
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy, chalky
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful. Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m minimum

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 

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