Prunus serrulata 'Mt. Fuji'
Common name: 
Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus ser-u-LAH-ta
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Shirotae’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, small, 12-15 ´ 20 ft (3.5-4.5 ´ 6 m), spreading, horizontal branch pattern, serrated leaf, pointed.  Leaves deeply serrate, teeth with long tip.  Flowers white, semi-double (single on young trees), 5.5 cm diam., 3 per pendulous cluster, produced before leaves, often turn pinkish before petal fall.
  • Sun to part shade, susceptible to insect damage.  Occasionally can become very wide spreading, one tree in Wilsonville, Oregon is 50 ft (15 m) across.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: southwest side of Memorial Union.
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    plant habit, flowering

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    plant habit, flowering

  • large hortizontal branches

    large hortizontal branches

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    flowering branch

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    new leaves an flowers

  • flowers near petal fall

    flowers near petal fall

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    plant habit, summer

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    plant habit, fall

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    leaves, fall