Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry
Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 4-18″ in height.
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Prunus subhirtella ‘autumnalis’
The Weeping Higan Cherry is a small deciduous ornamental tree often regarded as one of the most cold, heat, and stress tolerant varieties available for residential and commercial landscaping. Originally native to Japan, the Weeping Higan Cherry is relatively long lived and has a fairly fast growth rate. With single light pink flowers, the tree blooms in the Spring (approximately late March to early April) before its leaves emerge. With gracefully weeping branches, these Japanese Cherry trees are wonderful urban and street trees. As small deciduous trees that at maturity grow to be about 40 feet in height with a 30 foot spread, they do well in full sun and moist, but well drained, soil and become somewhat mounding with age. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to oblong-ovate, 1 to 4 inches in length, about 1/2 as wide, acuminate, cuneate, sharply and often doubly serrate, lustrous dark green above, pubescent on veins beneath, and with about 10 pairs of veins. Leaves turn yellow in fall; they are often bronze-toned when newly emerged, becoming dark green by summer.|
|Size:||20 to 40 feet in height at maturity with 15 to 30 feet in spread.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 5-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Rounded and pendulous branching with medium adult size. Cultivar has distinct umbrella shape with the ribs cascading to the ground to form a large mound.|
|Flowers:||The flowers are single, pink, 1/2 inch diameter flowers that appear from March to April before the leaves emerge. The flowers grow in clusters of five or six together.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Aphids, scales and spider mites are a few common sap-sucking insects that can become a minor problem.|
|Landscape Value:||With its flowers forming well before the leaves, Weeping Higan Cherry trees are some of the showiest of all ornamental trees and are remarkably resilient to common cherry problems comparatively speaking. As an excellent specimen plant, Weeping Higan Cherry trees are often used as small ornamental trees and foundation plants for their flower display. With a longer ranging lifespan than other flowering cherries, Weeping Higan Cherry trees should be actively considered when choosing a flowering cherry.|
|Soil Preference:||Grows in acidic, loamy, sandy, and clay soils, but prefers moist and well-drained soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting and prune in winter or early spring as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.