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Prunus 'Pink Perfection' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Pink Perfection', Cherry Pink Perfection', Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfection'


One of the most floriferous of flowering cherries, award-winning Prunus 'Pink Perfection' is a small deciduous tree with gracefully ascending branches. In late spring, it boasts a profusion of bright, double pink flowers which hang in drooping clusters from the branches. Opening from red buds, the huge flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), turn pink as they open their 28-32 frilly petals. The leaves are a delicate bronze color when young, before turning green and then brilliant red and orange in the fall. A small Japanese cherry with 2 seasons of interest that makes a fine specimen for a lawn and is ideal for gardens with limited space.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows with a vase-shaped habit when young with often branches drooping at their tips. Can reach to 10-15 ft. tall (3-5 m) and 10-12 ft. wide (3-4 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, relatively fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice as single specimen plants, lawns, containers.
  • Prune in midsummer if silver leaf is a problem
  • Watch for caterpillars, leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
  • Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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