Prunus sargentii, or Sargent’s Cherry, is an excellent four season tree of moderate stature. It features single pink flowers in spring, black cherries to feed the birds in summer, autumn colors of golds and reds, and burnished mahogany-colored bark in winter. The tree has a rounded appearance and grows to approximately 30′ by 30.’ Sargent’s cherry is longer lived than many other ornamental cherries. This tree will replace a declining Sargent’s cherry near the rose garden gazebo that was selected by Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver.
Sponsored trees include a plaque that includes the tree’s name, the sponsor’s name, and an opportunity to honor someone important in the sponsor’s life.