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Prunus campanulata, Taiwan Cherry, Formosan Cherry

Prunus campanulata

Taiwan Cherry, Formosan Cherry
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Taiwan, South China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.

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