Cherry – Prunus serrulata Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Cherry, Oriental Cherry Botanical Name: Prunus serrulata, PROO-nus ser-u-LAH-ta Decorative Life: 5-16 days. Flower Color: Pink, White Availability: Spring, Winter Family Roots: Member of the Rosaceae (rose family). Native to Eastern Asia, Japan. Common relatives include apple, plum, potentilla, pear, strawberry and rose. Personality: Has small, delicate flowers along woody branches. Stems are cut to various lengths in the bud stage. Plant is a deciduous tree, classed as a dicotyledon. Flowers can have a slight fragrance. Storage Specifics: Unknown but mid to upper 30sF should be fine. Tidbits: Prunus is the classical name for plum. The specific epithet name “serrulata” means somewhat serrate, in reference to the saw-toothed margin of the leaves. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology list this species as an allergy-safe pollen producing plant. Cut dormant branches can be forced into bloom by immersing them in 82 F water for 12 hours, then placing them upright in opening solution at 59-64 F and high humidity for 1-3 weeks.