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Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry

Rooted Cutting Pricing - Shipping Included
Qty1510+
Price per Plant$27.50$8.00$7.00

Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’

The Autumn Flowering 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. Like nearly all of its Japanese ornamental cherry counterparts, the exact origin and botanical lineage of the Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry is lost to time. The species can be remarkably long lived as evidenced by the Beni-Shidare Zakura – the oldest living specimen at over 1000 years old. The variety has semi-double light pink flowers that appear and open sporadically during warmer Fall months and then fully during the following Spring (approximately late March to early April) before its leaves emerge. Because of its back-to-back flowering periods and fairly fast growth rate, the tree makes a wonderful urban and street tree that becomes somewhat mounding with age.

Classification

Diseases & Insects

Aphids, scales and spider mites are a few common sap-sucking insects that can become a minor problem

Family

Rosaceae

Flowers

Flowers are semi-double, pink, 1/2 inch diameter flowers that appear sporadically during warm Fall months and then again from March to April before the leaves emerge; flowers grow in clusters of five or six together

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?

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

Plant Type

Primary Features

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Size

20-40 feet tall at maturity with 15-30 foot spread

Sun Requirement

What am I buying?

We sell Weeping Higan Cherries as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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