The Pink Flair cherry tree is a durable, narrow upright tree with a compact height; clusters of pink blooms appear a week or two later than usual; beautiful reddish-brown bark and orange-scarlet fall color, ideal for smaller urban settings; requires full sun. The scientific name of this cherry tree is “Prunus sargentii”.
Early in the spring, before the leaves appear, cherry is draped in gorgeous clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches. It has dark green evergreen leaves that turn crimson in the spring. In the fall, the oval leaves turn brilliant hues of orange and scarlet. The smooth dark red bark gives the scene a unique dimension.
It is a fugitive shrub with an irregular growth pattern. An excellent composition can be achieved by using a couple of finer or coarser-textured trees to balance out the overall texture. This is a low-maintenance tree that benefits from pruning in the late winter when the threat of harsh cold has gone. It is a great way to attract birds to the yard. It does not have any serious drawbacks.
Pink Flair Cherry Tree Size
This tree is 25 feet tall and 15 feet broad at maturity. It has a medium growth rate and can live for 50 years or more under perfect conditions. The canopy of this tree is low that is 4 feet from the ground and it is not planted beneath the power lines. A canopy floats 4 to 6 feet above the ground, providing the ideal position for flower gazing. This cherry tree looks wonderful in a small yard or is considered a great addition to a variety of other flowering cherries.
Pink Flair Cherry Tree Fruit
Deep dahlia-purple fruits appear after the maturity of the pink flair cherry tree. In the spring, reddish leaves appear, followed by dark green foliage for the rest of the year.
Oval leaves of the cherry tree turn gorgeous orange-red in the fall. Under the colorful canopy, the natural brown bark appears polished, adding to the wide appeal. The Pink Flair’s appealing character is made even more striking by its tiny size. The fruit being riped by the gardeners is ornamental.
The stunning masses of individual pink flower clusters of this cherry tree are followed by dark green summer foliage. In the summer, the little fruit ripens to a dark purple color.
Pink Flair Cherry Tree Care
This tree performs best when planted in a sunny location with plenty of water during early growth . To maintain the structure of the tree, it should be trimmed late in the winter. Due to the tree’s naturally narrow vase shape and tiny footprint, this low-maintenance tree works well in any setting.
This enchanting cherry tree requires full sunshine for its growth. It flourishes in moderate to evenly wet circumstances, although it cannot withstand standing water. It does not care about the pH and type of soil during growth. It can tolerate urban pollution. This tree grows in zone 4 conditions, where it can withstand temperatures as low as -30 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pink Flair Cherry Tree Problem
Most visitors who enjoy the beauty of cherries have no idea how difficult it is for the horticulture team at the UW Botanic Gardens to keep cherry trees healthy. Rot, spot, and knot infections are all common problems with cherry trees.
The disorders like root and crown rot are caused by the fungus-like organisms that are mostly present in the soil. It only infects the tree when the soil moisture content is extremely high, such as when the tree grows in standing water.
Some of the symptoms of rot disease include:
- Unexpected plant mortality.
- Slowed growth.
- Discolored leaves.
This rot disease is considered fatal for cherries. There is no remedy for cherry tree rot once it has developed. Cherry tree rot can be avoided in most cases by ensuring that the soil drains adequately and controlling irrigation. A disease like black knot fungus is treatable. The treatment includes the following steps:
- Recognition of black knot, hard swellings on the branches, and twigs by the dark.
- Cutting off an infected branch as soon as possible to treat it.
- Fungicides should be used three times a year: in the spring, just before flowering, and just after flowering.
- Plants should be checked regularly.
The infected trees are treated early in the fall. The cherry is trimmed to eliminate infected twigs and enhance air circulation. In the fall, tree rings are given a fresh covering of mulch to bury any sick plant material on the ground. Hence proper treatment should be provided to the trees at the right time for better results.