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Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Plena Rosea'

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Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Plena Rosea') at Moana Nursery

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry flowers

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Plena Rosea') at Moana Nursery

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry in bloom

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Spring Cherry, Rosebud Cherry

Description:

A spectacular front yard specimen tree with a graceful, weeping habit of growth, clouds of double deep pink flowers in spring before the leaves, colorful bark and good fall color; needs full sun and well-drained soil, but quite adaptable.

Ornamental Features

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy black drupes displayed in early fall. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry is a deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Double Pink Weeping Higan Cherry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.