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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Prunus subhirtella Accepted
Cerasus subhirtella Synonym
Prunus pendula Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 20 feet to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 15 feet to 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3/8 inch, oval-rounded drupe ripening to black in early summer.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Light Pinkish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

Blooming cherry tree

Photo gallery:
Location: Front gardenDate: 2015-03-21Blooming cherry tree
By bumplbea
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-04-23
By csandt
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Location: Frasier, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-10-18large, old specimen in cemetery
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Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
By sedumzz
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-01-09group at West Chester University
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Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-08-07old, declining tree
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Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-08-07big old trunk of dying tree
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 23, 2012 3:53 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2019 11:42 AM

This Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' that is the weeping cultivar of the Higan Cherry is commonly planted in southeast Pennsylvania and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic Region. It is normally grafted about 6 feet high on an Oriental Flowering Cherry stock, and Sweet Cherry stock has also been used. I have heard of a few Weeping Higan Cherries being offered for sale in the Chicago, IL area, but I have never seen any there. It is a pretty tree that probably lives usually about 40 to 60 years in the eastern USA, and might make it to about 100 years if fortunate. I seen some big, old trees being killed off by borers, probably the Peach Tree Borer the most. I've seen some young trees in stress also with borer holes and dying, which is also true of most of the Oriental Flowering Cherries. Keep them irrigated during summer droughts. I've also seen some bad grafts where the trunk swells.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Signs of Spring 2020 by Mieko2 Jul 8, 2020 5:48 PM 549
6' tall 'mushroom shape' weeping cherry, can it be trained to take another shape by americancharm Mar 26, 2019 1:10 PM 7
Beautiful tree near my home by sangel Oct 21, 2018 12:29 PM 6
Tree Identification Please by TreeLover2 Apr 23, 2018 2:07 PM 10
Plant ID Help Please...Tree by wcgypsy Apr 22, 2017 5:51 PM 11

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