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Ukon Flowering Cherry*

Prunus 'Ukon'

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Ukon Flowering Cherry (Prunus 'Ukon') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Ukon Flowering Cherry in bloom

Ukon Flowering Cherry in bloom

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Ukon Flowering Cherry (Prunus 'Ukon') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Ukon Flowering Cherry flowers

Ukon Flowering Cherry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Oriental Cherry, Japanese Cherry


One of the cherished Japanese Cherries, this cultivar is covered in showy double creamy white flowers in early spring before the leaves; stunning bronze bark, good fall color; full sun and well-drained soil, not reliably hardy in the North

Ornamental Features

Ukon Flowering Cherry is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant tan flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The serrated pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ukon Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Ukon Flowering Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Ukon Flowering Cherry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Bark 
Ornamental Features