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Tree of the Week - September 20, 2004

Weeping CherryFlowering Cherry

Prunus subhirtella--Higan Cherry 

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 
Height: 25 ft
Spread: 20 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 
Flowers: Pink, white, single, semi-double, and double 

Comments: Higan Cherry prefers an open, sunny location sheltered from wind. The pink flowers appear in the spring before the leaves. Higan Cherry is usually found in landscapes in the form of one of its cultivars, especially the remarkable weeping varieties. 

Cultivars: 
'Pendula- - A weeping cultivar with single, pink flowers. 
'Pendula Plena Rosea' - A weeping form with double, pink flowers. 
'Snow Goose' - An upright branching tree with white flowers, that can be used as a small to medium shade tree. 

Other flowering cherries:
Snowfountains
Chokecherry

Check out more trees from the Tree of the Week Archive.

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