Short-lived small deciduous tree, 15 to 25ft tall and almost as wide; smooth, reddish-brown bark; coarsely serrated leaves, 3.6in long, with pubescent undersides.
Fast-growing Taiwan cherry will usually bloom in its third year from seed. This is an outstanding flowering tree for the Japanese style garden or simply as a specimen or accent anywhere early spring color is desired. Unfortunately, Taiwan cherry seldom lives more than 10-15 years.
Light: Does best in full sun, but will tolerate considerable shade.
Moisture: Regular garden watering.
Taiwan cherry tolerates heat better than other flowering cherries.
Propagation: Seeds, tip cuttings in spring and early summer.