Sargents Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees

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Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Pink (Light)
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour
Flowering Apr

Prunus sargentii (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£99.96Available to order - delivery from November£94.98Available to order - delivery from November£89.94
Half Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £49.98Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£46.98Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£44.94
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£79.98Available to order - delivery from November£74.94Available to order - delivery from November£69.96
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Prunus sargentii: Bareroot Sargent's Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Prunus sargentii is a medium sized, spreading cherry blossom tree with pink flowers and red-purple young leaves. It has delicate, small pink flowers that appear at the same time as the young leaves, which are a rich purple-red colour. The leaves are magnificent in autumn, looking like cooling lava for about a week and then going out in a fireball of crimson. The blossom is sometimes followed by black (safe but inedible) cherries which are loved by birds and squirrels. The bark is a smooth, reddish brown. Although mature trees will take up a bit of space, they only cast light shade.

Quite upright when it is young, it matures into a wide, rounded form, up to 8m tall.

Browse our other varieties of Cherry Blossom trees, including the extra narrow form of this tree, Prunus sargentii Rancho.

Delivery season: Sargent's Cherry trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: To 8m
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Specimen, avenues, urban
  • Colour: Pink flowers in April
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Prunus sargentii

Suitable for any well drained soil, we recommend planting in full sun.

Did You Know?

Native to Japan and Korea, it quickly became popular after it was introduced in 1908. It is named after Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), who was a Director of the Arnold Arboretum in Massachusetts (it was brought to the USA before the UK).

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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