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Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'

Type:Deciduous tree
Plant Requirements
Zone:6 to 9
Sun:Full sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:20 ft
Width:20 ft
Bloom:Showy flowers
Bloom Time:April
Bloom Color:Pink
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description The beautiful new hybrid Japanese Cherry, Royal Burgundy, is much sought after for its deep rich red foliage all summer, which turns fiery bronze in autumn.

This is a deciduous garden tree that grows to 20’ in height and 20’ in width. It bears ascending branches thus forming an oval to rounded crown at maturity.

This cultivar was named as a sport of the more popular Kanzan Flowering Cherry. It was released into the nursey trade in 1990.
Flowers appear in mid April consisting of double pink boquets. The limbs will be smothered in pink at the height of the show!

Flowering cherries are good shade trees all across the temperate zone. They are long lived, and drought tolerant. Avoid pruning them as they will tend to sucker badly where the branches were cut.

All flowering cherries suffer from Brown Rot which will kill the bloom, blight the leaves, and generally weaken the tree. If it is grown on a sunny windy location however they should do well.
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