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Prunus species /Flowering Cherry

Prunus species  / Prunus species
A double-flowering ornamental cherry
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A double-flowering ornamental cherry

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Scientific Name: Prunus species
Common Name: Flowering Cherry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: There are many varieties of cherries that have various flowers sizes and colors. White to dark red are colors in flowering cherries. They may be relatively tall growing, dwarfs, and can be weeping. Most are relatively cold hardy, but do not like the high temperatures and humidity of zone 8 and higher. Cherries, like peaches, have a chilling requirement that must be satisfied in order that they grow and flower well. watch for scale insects on bark and June beetles eating leaves.