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Zuzu® Ornamental Cherry

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 3-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-5 Feet Wide

Enchanting cherry blossoms signal spring, and Zuzu Ornamental Cherry (Zuzu Prunus incisa 'Rinpo') gives you the thrill of lush pink flowers in spring without having to care for a fruit tree. Zuzu is a compact shrub, only 5 feet high and wide. So, it needs less space in a yard than an actual fruit tree requires. The plant is cold hardy to zone 5 and heat tolerant to zone 9.

Zuzu Ornamental Cherry is related to fruit-bearing and ornamental cherry trees, but is bred to grow as an upright shrub, so it can fit in nearly any garden bed or corner of your landscape. Plant several along a sidewalk or garden bed for a luscious pink border in spring. Even before its abundant bloom, Zuzu's small leaves begin emerging as coppery orange, turning to deep green by summer. That means this shrub also makes a stunning statement as a stand-alone plant in the middle of a garden bed.

Zuzu Ornamental Cherry Care

Choose a sunny or mostly sunny spot for Zuzu Ornamental Cherry. Plant the shrub after the danger of frost has passed. The easy-care plant needs little maintenance, except average watering, especially in its first year or in dry heat. Because it grows in a columnar shape, Zuzu needs little pruning. The flowers form on the previous year's growth, so prune this cherry after it is done blooming in late spring or early summer.

Zuzu Ornamental Cherry Spacing

When planting Zuzu Ornamental Cherry as a border or hedge plant, space each shrub about 3 to 5 feet apart from one center to another. Then, just enjoy the pink spring show.

Zuzu Ornamental Cherry Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 3-5 Feet
Spread: 3-5 Feet
Spacing: 3-5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Zuzu® Prunus incisa 'Rinpo'
Common Name: Zuzu® Ornamental Cherry
Other Name(s): Fuji Cherry, Flowering Cherry
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Compact Space Saver

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Zuzu® Ornamental Cherry Show Reviews

  • 4
    Plants look good and...

    Posted by Sesha Duvvuri on Sep 12th 2020

    Plants look good and green

  • 1
    Plants arrived fully dried up

    Posted by Sesha Duvvuri on Aug 19th 2020

    Plants arrived with soil and stems fully dried up. Most certain, will not survive.

  • 3
    May not make...

    Posted by Brenda Pizzo on May 30th 2020

    My long awaited plants like the ones I remember from my childhood finally arrived and are in the ground. Sorry to say that they may not make it because the tops are brown.