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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
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: 20-35 feet
Plant Spread: 20-30 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Higan Cherry
  • Weeping Cherry Tree
  • Weeping Higan Cherry

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Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 2023-11-04
Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 2023-11-04
Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 2023-11-18
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: July 17, 2022
Higan Cherry # 133 nn; LHB page 545, 95-27, "Classical name of th
Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 2023-11-18
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: 2022-07-17
Higan Cherry # 133 nn; LHB page 545, 95-27, "Classical name of th
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: July 17, 2022
Higan Cherry # 133 nn; LHB page 545, 95-27, "Classical name of th
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2016-03-20
Bonsai example
Location: sarah p duke gardens, duke university, durham, north carolina
Date: 2024-01-12
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: March 4, 2023
Higan Cherry # 133 nn; LHB page 545, 95-27, "Classical name of th
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-02-14
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: March 4, 2023
Higan Cherry # 133 nn; LHB page 545, 95-27, "Classical name of th
Location: Frankfurt Botanical Garden
Location: Frankfurt Botanical Garden
Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 2023-12-06
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: sarah p duke gardens, duke university, durham, north carolina
Date: 2024-01-12

Date: 2019-02-19

Date: 2019-02-19

Date: 2020-02-26
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2016-03-20
Bonsai example
Location: Thorndale, Pennsylvania
Date: December 2015
young tree at parking lot
Location: Thorndale, Pennsylvania
Date: December 2015
some late autumn flowers
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2019 11:20 AM concerning plant:
    I remember a few being sold at a nursery where I worked in southeast Pennsylvania. This cultivar of the Higan Cherry gets about 20 to 35 feet high with a rounded crown. This is not a weeping form; the weeping cultivar is Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula.' This Autumn or Winter Higan Cherry bears most of its semi-double, white to pale pink flowers in spring, but it usually bears some flowers in November-December. It also bears some pea-sized black cherries in fall. I don't think it actually is cold hardy to Zone 4, but only to Zone 5b; with sheltering in Zone 5a as possibly successful. I have not seen any ever being grown or planted back in my Chicago, IL, area that is Zone 5a.
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