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Taiwan flowering cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus campanulata Maxim
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,14-23
USDA: 8-10

Heat Tolerance: Some afternoon shade at least in the warm climates

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: Southern China, Taiwan, Japan (Ryukyu Islands)

Growth Habits: Short-lived small deciduous tree, 15 to 25 feet tall and almost as wide (4.5-7.5 m); smooth, reddish-brown bark; coarsely serrated leaves, 3.6 inches long (9 cm), with pubescent undersides

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds, tip cuttings in spring and early summer

The cultivar 'Okame' is a hybrid of Prunus incisa x Prunus campanulata.
Prunus campanulata is sometimes included in Prunus cerasoides, a similar species from the Himalayas.

Blooming Habits:
Profusion of showy neon pink, bell-shaped flowers, about 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), in clusters of 2-6, before the leaves emerge, in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Small cherries, 0.5 inch diameter (12 mm), black when ripe.

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