Japanese bush cherry
Prunus japonica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alachua, Florida

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 11, 2010, teds803 from North Augusta, SC wrote:

First saw this plant at Hopeland's Garden in Aiken, SC in mid March, zone 8. It was only growing in part sun, but the branches were literally encircled with flowers that rendered the stems invisible. It forms small red "cherries" which are somewhat ornamental in June and it can be grown from seed when sown in the fall. It needs winter cold for the seed to germinate properly. But it also roots easily from softwood cuttings under mist in spring or summer. We haven't seen any deer damage on it. In Asia the kernals of the seed are used for many medicinal purposes.