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Cultural Details for Prinsepia sinensis

Common Name:
Cherry Prinsepia

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Perfect, small, light creamy yellow, 5 petals, blooms March-April on fascicles of 1-4' on previous years wood

Fruit Details:
Red cherry-like, 1/2" long ripens in July – September, attracts birds

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Light gray-brown on older stems, with long, slender, round, 0.25-0.5" long spines. Bark exfoliates in long papery strips.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Resistant to pests

Native Habitat:
Manchuria, Cultivated 1896

Other Features:
First shrub to thrust its green leaves. Hardiness zone 4-7.

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted to fertile, well-drained soil in an open, sunny location. Prune when overgrown.

This plant was blooming:
3/26/2007 - 3/30/2007
4/8/2005 - 4/15/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.