Prunus sargentii is a deciduous tree inhabiting open
forests or edges in mountainous regions, growing to 10-15m in
height, 40-50cm in diameter, some individuals to 20-25m tall, and 1m
across. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, in the shape of an
oblong to obovate-oblong with the tips growing long in a tail way,
and the bases are heart- or orbicular-shaped. The leaf margins are
serrated. Flowers, red to light red, come in a clustering way at
approximately the same time as the leaves are going on to develop.