Prunus Sargentii Rancho

 

Prunus Sargentii Rancho, Sargent Cherry. A deciduous tree having a columnar form. It bears abundant, single, pink flowers in March and April, and is one of the first to take on its autumn tints of orange and crimson, which complement so well its chestnut-brown bark. Mature height: 10m. Sargent cherry trees can be pruned when young in order to train to a short and single trunk.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained acid to neutral soil, tolerates clay. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring