With these characteristics: None
Rosaceae - Rose
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'.
- Rosaceae - Rose
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