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Weeping Cherry Tree, Weeping Higan Cherry
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: subhirtella (sub-HIR-tel-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumnalis
Synonym:Prunus subhirtella var. autumnalis

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Cincinnati, Ohio

Strongsville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 15, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

One of the most beautiful of ornamental cherries. It isn't a weeping cherry, but it does produce flurries of pale pink flowers in autumn and during warm spells in winter, before producing a blizzard of blossoms in the spring.

This species is one of the longest lived of cherries, and one of the most tolerant of heat, cold, and stress. Fast growing.