Sargent Cherry

Prunus sargentii

Native to Asia, this species was introduced into the United States in 1908 as an ornamental tree with a beautiful floral display. This fast-growing tree can reach 6-12 m in height and produces beautiful pink flowers in the spring. Its fruits are favored by birds, but not commonly eaten by humans.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 6-12 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
Not native to the US but widely cultivated.