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Prunus sargentii Rancho is a narrow form of the beautiful cherry tree Prunus sargentii, which has pink blossom and brilliant autumn colour. It is suitable for a fairly small garden.
Prunus sargentii Rancho trees can reach a height of about 18 metres, with a canopy no more than 4 metre wide.
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How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Prunus sargentii Rancho trees:
Rancho is probably the most upright of the flowering cherries. Young trees are extremely narrow and although they will begin to spread out a bit more when they are mature, they never lose their erect form and old trees shouldn't develop a canopy more than about 4-5 metres wide.
It has profuse, dark pink flowers that appear on bare wood in the spring, while its copper-purple young leaves are still very small. The leaves have serrated edges and turn dark glossy green in the summer. In autumn, they put on an awesome display of red and dark yellow.
The flowers can sometimes be followed by small, bitter cherries which are taken by birds and squirrels.
Prunus Rancho has rather shiny, smooth reddish brown bark that shows well when the tree is dormant.
History & uses of Prunus sargentii Rancho:
This Japanese tree was introduced to Britain from America in 1950.
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