Amur Cherry

The Amur cherry (Prunus serrulata var. sachalinensis) is a captivating deciduous tree that not only brings a burst of springtime magic to landscapes, but eye catching winter appeal with its glossy copper bark. Renowned for its breathtaking floral display and adaptability, it’s a worthy addition to many gardens. Let’s delve into the Amur cherry’s key characteristics and explore why it deserves a spot in your yard,

What You Need To Know:

  • Appearance: Attractive peeling bark in coppery-bronze tones. Produces clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. Small, dark red to black fruits (attractive to birds). Rounded form with spreading branches.
  • Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red in autumn.
  • Size:
    • Height: Typically reaches 20-30 feet, can reach up to 40 feet.
    • Spread: 20-30 feet.
  • Growth Rate: 1-2 feet per year
  • Lifespan: 20-50 years
  • Light Requirements: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Adaptable, but thrives in moist, well-draining soil.
  • Water: Prefers regular watering, particularly when young. Tolerates some drought once established.
  • Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 2-7.

Additional Notes

  • Attracts Birds: The small fruits are a favorite food source for birds.
  • Early Bloomer: One of the first flowering trees to welcome spring
  • Ornamental Value: Beautiful multi-season interest with spring flowers, attractive bark, and vibrant fall foliage
  • Pollinator Haven: The fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting a healthy ecosystem in your garden.
  • Erosion Control: The Amur cherry’s deep root system helps to prevent soil erosion, especially on slopes.
  • Fast-Growing Privacy Screen: The dense foliage offers a natural privacy screen, making it ideal for creating a secluded space in your yard.

Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Amur Cherry!

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