Plant Information

Plant Information

Sargent Cherry

Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii)

Planting Site:
N/R +35 yrs

Sargent cherry has a rounded growth habit and can attain heights of 20 to 30 feet. One of the hardiest ornamental cherry trees with glossy bark, this should be used as a specimen plant for the garden. Pink, five-petaled flowers cover this cherry in early spring. Fruits are purplish-black and mature in midsummer. The shiny dark-green foliage turns bronze or red in fall. Glossy reddish-brown bark and pink flowers highlight this ornamental tree.

Prunus sargentii


Street: Appropriate for restricted size planting sites; recommended by the City of Chicago Urban Tree Planting List
Park/Residential: Appropriate for landscaped planting sites including public parks, residential property, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Legacy: For plantings with an expected life span of more than 60 years; retained 50 percent or more climate suitability in models for the decade 2080
N/R +35 yrs: Not recommended for plantings with an expected life span of more than 35 years