Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’

Also sold as Prunus incisa ‘CarltonLT’ (Little Twist®)

Common Name
Fuji Cherry

Rosaceae (Rose)

Tree or plant type / form
Upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with unusual twisting branches

Landscape Use
Shrubby, fine-textured cherry useful in mixed plantings or as a single specimen; sometimes top grafted on a standard for a “lollipop” appearance

Season of interest and/or other ornamental feature(s)
Flowers open before leaves in early spring, attractive fall color, contorted branches provide winter interest

Size at Landscape Maturity
8 to 10 feet tall, 6 to 8 feet wide in 10 years

Light exposure
Prefers full sun

USDA Hardiness zones
6 – 8

Origin / Native locale
Selected from a species native to Japan

Wildlife Value (incl. pollinators)

Soil Type & Drainage
Moist well-drained

Most soil types

Leaf Description
Small, medium green leaves turn varying shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn

Bloom Time in Northeast Ohio
Early to mid April

Flower Description
Bell-shaped, pale pink flowers fading to white with a darker pink center

Cone / Fruit
Occasionally produces small, inedible cherries

Available at
Secrest Arboretum Plant Discovery Days and selected local nurseries

Use the Secrest Aboretum Explorer to find locations where this plant is located on the Wooster campus.

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