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Prunus campanulata

Taiwan Flowering Cherry
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Trees

PRUNUS

Discussed here are ornamental members of the genus Prunus. Fruit trees belonging to this genus—collectively known as stone fruits—are described under their common names. See Almond; Apricot; Cherry; Peach and Nectarine; Plum (includes Prune); and Plum Hybrids.

Ornamental species and forms can be divided into two categories: evergreen and deciduous. Evergreen types are used chiefly as hedges, screens, shade trees, and street trees. Deciduous flowering trees and shrubs, closely related to the fruit trees mentioned above, are valued for their winter or spring floral display as well as for attractive shape and for foliage form, texture, and sometimes even fall color. Many of these deciduous kinds offer a bonus of edible fruit.

Prunus campanulata

Native to Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. Graceful, slender, upright-growing small tree to 25 ft. tall and wide; densely branched. Single, bell-shaped, drooping, bright purplish pink flowers appear in clusters of 2–5. Early. Red fruit about 1/2 in. long.

Good choice for warm-winter areas.

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