Mount Fuji Japanese Flowering Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Mount Fuji'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus ser-YOO-lay-tuh|
|Lore||Flowering cherry trees are the very embodiment of all spring blossoms in the Japanese tea garden.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Flowering 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Lilac (Syringa); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7