Oriental Cherry

Prunus serrulata

Native to parts of Asia, this species is planted in North America for its vivid pink floral display. This small deciduous tree grows between 8 and 12 m in height at maturity and bears clusters of 2-5 pink flowers in spring. The blossoms can be salt-pickled and made into a tea called Sakurayu.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, may reach 15-23 m tall, but most cultivars grow about 6-7.5 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
CA MA
Presence in Canada:
Cultivated widely