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Prunus campanulata /Taiwan Flowering Cherry

Prunus campanulata  / Prunus campanulata
Late winter or early spring blossoms
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Late winter or early spring blossoms

Close-up image of hot pink flowers

Very close-up image of flowers

Spring fruit

Flowers

Thick canopy of spring flowers

Flowers

A full canopy of flowers

Small cherries ripen in late April through early May

A Taiwan cherry can be in full bloom as early as mid January

Specimen tree in bloom

Flowers in early February

Young fruit approaching maturity in a couple of weeks

Green fruit before they turn black at maturity

Immature cherries

Heavy flowering on a tree in Louisiana in late February

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Scientific Name: Prunus campanulata
Common Name: Taiwan Flowering Cherry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink, Red
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: A spectacular cherry when it flowers in winter, usually in February in zone 8. Flower buds can stand a light freeze without damage. Berries turn dark red when ripe in April. Cedar waxwings and other birds consume the berries eagerly. When the seeds fall into some cover, lawns or flower beds, they will germinate the next spring and are easily transplanted. If stored, they must be moist cold stratified for 2-3 months for germination to occur.