Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry
|Price per Plant||$27.50||$8.00||$7.00|
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 can be remarkably long lived and has a fairly fast growth rate. Known in Japan as Beni-Shidare Zakura, the oldest living specimen can be found in Fukushima, Japan at over 1000 years old. With single light pink flowers that appear during the Spring (approximately late March to early April) before its leaves emerge, the tree has a unique appearance due to its gracefully weeping branches that “weep” after varying lengths of upright growth. The tree makes a wonderful urban and street tree and become somewhat mounding with age. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects|| |
Aphids, scales and spider mites are a few common sap-sucking insects that can become a minor problem
Flowers are single, pink, 1/2 inch diameter flowers that appear from March to April before the leaves emerge; flowers grow in clusters of five or six together
|Hardiness Range|| |
zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
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
20-40 feet tall at maturity with 15-30 foot spread
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.