Japanese Sakura Flowering Cherry, Prunus serrulata, Tree Seeds
Prunus serrulata or Japanese Cherry; also called Hill Cherry, Oriental Cherry or East Asian Cherry, is a species of cherry native to Japan, Korea and China. It is known for its spring cherry blossom displays and festivals.
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Prunus serrulata or Japanese Cherry is a species of cherry, native to Japan, Korea and China. It is a small deciduous tree with a short single trunk and dense crown reaching a height of about 15 to 25 feet tall. The smooth bark is chestnut-brown, with prominent horizontal lenticels. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple, ovate to lanceolate, 5 inches long with a short petiole and a serrate or doubly serrate margin. At the end of autumn, the green leaves turn yellow, red or crimson. The flowers are produced in racemose clusters of two to five together at nodes on short spurs in spring at the same time as the new leaves appear. Flowers come in single, semi-double or double form and may be fragrant or non-fragrant. The fruit is a globose black pea-sized drupe appearing in late summer.
The Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, which only blooms for a very short time in the spring,is sometimes called Sakura ("tree on which god sits")and symbolizes spring, life and beauty. The Japanese consider these trees very special. The cherry blossom came to Japanese when a Japanese goddess named Konohanasakuyahime planted one atop Mt. Fuji.
Botanical Name : Prunus serrulata
Common Name : Japanese Flowering Cherry, Sakura, Hill Cherry, Oriental Cherry, East Asian Cherry
Height : 20- 30 ft
Spread : 15- 25 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 cold
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Other info : Other Info: Flower color ranges from white to pink
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 375