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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Tree

Upright Sargent’s Cherry Trees
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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' produces a mass of large, pretty pink flowers in spring which are complimented by lovely reddish-bronze new foliage that turns a glossy green before bursting into vibrant shades of yellows, reds, oranges and maroons in early autumn.

Good for year round interest, the dark brown bark of 'Rancho' takes on a glossy red hue. Also called Upright Sargent’s Cherry, a height and spread of 6 x 4 metres in 20 years can be expected. This pollution tolerant Flowering Cherry tree will grow well in most soils apart from very wet or shallow, chalky conditions.

AKA Upright Sargent’s Cherry, Cherry Rancho, Ornamental Flowering cherry tree, Cherry blossom tree

  • Common name: Upright Sargent’s Cherry tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers: Large pink flowers
  • Foliage: Reddish in spring, green in summer and fiery colours in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all but very wet or shallow, chalky soils

Planting Advice For Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Trees

Our pot grown Upright Sargent’s Cherry trees can be planted at any time of year. Choose a location away from strong winds to protect the blossom display, then remove surrounding weeds and grass. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help the tree establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Rancho Cherry trees (except multi-stem forms) with a stake and tie kit to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide. Finish by watering generously around the base.

After Care Advice For Prunus 'Rancho' Trees

Water Upright Sargent’s Cherry trees well and regularly through the first spring and summer, increasing in periods of hot or dry weather. In autumn, you may only need to water a little. Our Irrigation kits aid establishment.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Trees

Although it is possible to leave your Upright Sargent’s Cherry tree to its own devices, if you prune it for the first few years it will create a more balanced branch framework. Prune after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. The formative pruning previously carried out will have led to a healthier tree less likely to need this though.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Price £80 (inc VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £80 (inc VAT)
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Ready by: 30th Apr 2024
Ready by: 30th Apr 2024
Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot* Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Price £205 (inc VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot* £205 (inc VAT)
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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot* Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Price £225 (inc VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot* £225 (inc VAT)
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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.0m Root type: 45L pot* Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Price £245.01 (inc VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.0m 45L pot* £245.01 (inc VAT)
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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 55L pot* Prunus sargentii 'Rancho' Price £265 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 55L pot* £265 (inc VAT)
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Total: £0 (VAT Free)
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