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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
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