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Scientific Name: Prunus (hybrid cvs.)
Pronunciation: PROO-nus
Common Name: ornamental cherry tree
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Deciduous trees mostly wide spreading crowns; leaves ovate, serrated, and with glands near petiole. Winter ID: very prominent horizontal lenticels, brown pointed buds.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round, Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (derived from P. serratula or P. subhirtella)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Additional Info: Google. February bloomers include P. 'Autumnalis', P. 'Whitcomb', P. 'Accolade' (all P. subhirtella cvs.). March bloomers include P. x yedoensis cvs. (e.g. P. 'Akebono' and P. 'Pendula'), P. 'Okame', P. 'Somei-yoshino', P. 'Yae-beni-shidare', P. 'Umineko., P. 'Shirotae'. April to May P. 'Kanzan', P. 'Takasago', P. 'Ukon', P. 'Shogetsu', P. 'Kid-shidare-zakura', and P. 'Shirofugen'. Further information: Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver.
ornamental cherry tree
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Bronze, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cuneate, Obtuse
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, White
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Sterile (no drupes formed)

Bark Morphology: Showy, Prominent lenticels, Smooth, Single stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Grey, Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings, Grafting
Pest Susceptibility: Beetles or weevils, Blight or needle cast, Caterpillar or cutworm, Dieback, Galls, Mites, Nematodes, Root rot, Scale insects, Stem borer insects, Virus, ( Rabbit resistant )
(LTW) Langley Township Walk : cv. Shirotae - 56 Ave. & Eastleigh Cr.
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLE) Turf Field Lab East : cvs. Kwanzan, Akebono
(WDH) Wark-Dumais House : cv. Kwanzan
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Kwanzan
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