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Cherry, Higan

Prunus subhirtella

Rosaceae - Rose

Description

Leaves: Alternate, simple; usually doubly serrate; 1" to 4" long; deciduous; hairy on veins beneath; glands on petiole near blade.

Twigs/buds: Twigs medium texture, reddish brown, with prominent lenticels.  Buds scaly, hairy, red-brown like twig.

Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect, pink or white, single or double, in small groups that open in March or April before the leaves.  Fruit a 1/3" diameter drupe (cherry); red at first, then black when mature.

Bark: Gray-brown; somewhat furrowed, ridged, and scaly with age.

Wood: Easily splits due to wind or ice; little information available.

General: Small to medium-sized tree; native to Japan.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Weeping form is common and usually is grafted several feet above the ground.  Should be a fairly good, reliable tree in the landscape, but know what you are getting since cultivars vary widely.  Zones 4-9.

Cultivars: 'Autumnalis', 'Pendula', 'Pendula Plena Rosea', 'Pendula Rubra', 'Rosy Cloud', 'Stellata', 'Whitcomb', 'Winter Sun'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Rosaceae - Rose
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
4-9
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Broad

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Medium