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Prunus serrulata Sunset Boulevard Japanese Cherry Prunus Serrulata Sunset Boulevard, also known as the Japanese Cherry Sunset Boulevard is a deciduous tree that was first bred in late 1980s by Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium. This ornamental Japanese cherry has become a popular street tree throughout the United Kingdom.
This ornamental cherry tree was originally created to be a street tree and grow in a columnar fashion. However, it actually forms an oval shape as it ages. During the spring, it produces a bevy of single flowers that appear in shades of white with a slight pinkblush. The flowers open mid-spring and always attract a wide array of honey bees. The new foliage is also visually interesting because it appears in shades of copper. In the autumn, the foliage turns orange-red.
Height and Spread of the Prunus Serrulata Sunset Boulevard It usually attains a height of 12 meters with a 7-meter canopy. When young, it grows in a column shape but upon maturity, it takes on a somewhat oval form.
How Hardy is the Prunus serrulata Sunset Boulevard It is usually hardy down to a UK zone 3, so in in coastal areas and throughout the Southern UK.
How to Use the Prunus serrulata Sunset Boulevard This flowering cherry tree makes a fantastic specimen tree but it can also be used to line driveways or along a property’s boundary. It is an all-around perfect ornamental garden tree.
How to Care for the Prunus serrulata Sunset Boulevard Plant Japanese Cherry Sunset Boulevard in a location that provides full sun for the best flower production and fall color. The tree grows best in the well-draining loam-based soil. After planting, keep the tree’s roots evenly moist to encourage ample and strong root growth.
The Japanese Cherry Sunset Boulevard is an excellent garden tree. It requires very little care to grow healthy and flourish.