Prunus subhirtella pendula or Weeping Higan Cherry is an ornamental medium size deciduous flowering tree that is native to Japan introduced into the US in about 1862. It typically grows 20 to 30 feet tall with a pronounced weeping form of slender whip-like branches and light pink to rose-pink flowers. The 3/4 to1 inch flowers are borne in clusters of 2 to 5 flowered umbels in late winter to early spring before the leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by 1/3 inch rounded pea-sized fruits that are sometimes sparse. The fruits eventually mature to black, but are basically inedible. Fruits may not appear in some years. The bark is bronzy-copper in color and lenticel, becoming gray in color and platy to exfoliating with age
Other Names: Weeping Higan Cherry, Prunus subhirtella pendula, Weeping Japanese Cherry Zone: 5 to 8 Growth Rate: Fast Plant Type: Medium size deciduous flowering tree Family: Rosaceae Native Range: Japan Height: 20 to 30 feet Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Shape: Weeping habit Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: Light pink to rose pink Flower/Fruit: Light-pink pendulous clusters of flowers. Fruits are small and glossy black. Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Fall Color: Red or Vivid Yellow Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water: Medium Maintenance: Medium
Uses: Weeping specimen for the landscape. Bonsai
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