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Prunus campanulata, Taiwan Cherry, Formosan Cherry

Prunus campanulata

Taiwan Cherry, Formosan Cherry
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Taiwan, South China
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Prunus campanulata or Taiwan Cherry is an attractive and eye-catching small deciduous tree that grows to 10-20ft in height. Boasting an appealing reddish-brown bark that is smooth to the touch and coarsely serrated leaves, it is native to Taiwan and South China. This fast-growing tree produces an array of pink flowers and will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some semi-shade, though it will require regular garden watering and is well-suited to the USDA Zone 7-10 climate.

Plant in moist, well-drained soil. To encourage flowering, prune out any weak wood immediately after flowering season has finished. While young, protect from pests or frost. Taiwan Cherry can be maintained in a pot as a bonsai in cold regions, provided the right temperature and habitat conditions are provided. Ideal temperature should be between 50 and 70F. The pot should be placed in a well-lit area. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. Feeding requires to be done twice a month, during spring and summer. It is important to note that the Taiwan Cherry is a deciduous plant, shedding its leaves during the winter season.

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