Mount Fuji Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata 'Mount Fuji'

Showy garden tree with profuse clusters of fragrant white flowers backed by bronzy new growth, followed by dark green summer foliage. A great shade tree and terrific lawn specimen. Resists browsing damage by deer. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ser-YOO-lay-tuh
LoreFlowering cherry trees are the very embodiment of all spring blossoms in the Japanese tea garden.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasFlowering Cherry are certainly a part of the Asian garden palette, but they are just as appropriate for traditional beds and borders. Planted as single accents against darker background evergreens, its beautiful bark and graceful form are perfect for the romantic cottage or country garden. This upright Cherry works well as a street tree, front-yard showpiece, lining driveway edges in cooler climates or as a smaller shade tree in city gardens. Plant as a single specimen, in pairs at entries and gateways and in groves to compound their influence.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSensational Spring Flowers

Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune for shape and structure after flowering.

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