The trees require pruning to develop strong structure during young growth. The branches droop as the tree grows, and will require pruning for vehicular or pedestrian clearance beneath them. Prunus x subhirtella 'Pendula' NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. The Weeping Higan Cherry grows to a height 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 m) with a spread of 15 to 25 feet (5 to 8 m). A Higan cherry tree in full flower during late December in Boston's Public Garden. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Black knot can cause black swellings or galls on the branches. Prunus subhirtella (Prunus × subhirtella), the winter-flowering cherry,[1] spring cherry, Higan cherry, or rosebud cherry,[2] is a small deciduous flowering tree originating in Japan, but unknown in the wild. A type of bacterium can cause leaf spots and twig cankers. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. This plant has no good fall color. Media related to Prunus subhirtella at Wikimedia Commons. Weeping Higan Cherry trees are rather prone to problems, particularly in dry soil. It has a fast growth rate.[2]. Prunus subhirtella bears white to pink flowers which may emerge intermittently from autumn through to spring, and small black fruit. Inflorescence is a congested corymb with elongated pedicels and very short rachis that give the appearance of an umbel. The branches are breakage resistant. Flowering plums have a long tradition of cultivation in China and Japan and are important in Chinese culture. The Weeping Higan Cherry blooms in the spring, having light pink (almost white) flowers that cover the branches before the leaves emerge. 1976. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a916, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prunus_subhirtella&oldid=976320242, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2011, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Cultivar 'Pendula', "Weeping Higan Cherry", This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 09:41. Powdery mildew can cause a white coating on the leaves. It prefers moist, well-drained soils of average fertility in full sun, but is adaptable to poorer soils, compaction and dry soils once established. Be sure to prune off any growth at or below the graft as it will not have a weeping form. Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. The fruit is inconspicuous on the tree and causes no significant litter problem. Sun, Zone 6. Several cultivars of this species are pendulous and part of the Pendula Group of cultvars. It is in flower from November to April. Small, reddish spots dry and drop out. It has a fast growth rate. The one-inch (25 mm) diameter flowers are light pink (almost white). The fruit attracts squirrels, deer and other mammals. form a strategic partnership called N.C. Weeping branches can be pruned shorter to allow for walking and mowing under or for plantings under the tree. Potential insects include aphids, scale, borers, leafhoppers, caterpillars, tent caterpillars and Japanese beetles. Single trunk, copper with lenticles, gray plates exfoliating as it ages. It is deciduous, grafted, and grows up to 40 feet tall and wide with pendulous branches that are ascending, slender, pendulous, scabrate, and have double pink flowers in umbrels of 2-5 blooms in spring. The cultivar 'Jugatsu-zakura' (incorrectly known as Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis')[7] is widely grown for its propensity to flower during mild winter weather. Potential diseases include cankers, black knot, leaf spot, dieback, leaf curl, powdery mildew, root rot and fireblight. http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=363, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prunus_subhirtella_%27Pendula%27&oldid=921078674, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [4], The flowers can be used as indoor decorations. [citation needed], Their seeds or "genes"[clarification needed] can be used to control plant and soil compatibility. They flower in the spring with a very showy display. Dark green shiny, simple, alternate, ovate to lanceolate to oblong-ovate, cuneate, and have doubly serrate margins and acuminate apex. This page was last edited on 13 October 2019, at 18:42. [3], Prunus subhirtella bears white to pink flowers which may emerge intermittently from autumn through to spring, and small black fruit. Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day), Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours). NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to A fungus can cause reddish spots which drop out leaving shot holes. [4] The cultivar P. × subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' is widely grown in gardens, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[8]. Once the holes appear the leaves may fall from the tree and the disease is worse in wet weather. Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula or ‘Pendula Double ... Fruit has a sour or bitter flavor so is typically not eaten fresh off of the tree. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark They have a short petiole that is short, scabrate, and bear two or more large wart-like glands on the petiole apex, but may have more glands intact with the blade base or on the blade margin near the base. Single or double flowers are light pink in pendulous clusters appearing before leaves in early spring and lasting about one week. 1/3 inch red, glossy ovoid fruits are usually sparsely produced and mature to a black color. Blooming in flushes over an incredibly long season extending from late fall to early spring, this Cherry Tree produces masses of delicate and charming clusters of semi-double, pale pink to white flowers, 1/2 in. They are not native to North America but grow in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8. The fruit is oval in shape, less than 1⁄2 inch (13 mm) and black in color. Prunus subhirtella is a deciduous Tree growing to 8 m (26ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate. Spider mites may also be troublesome. ; Bailey, E.Z. Miharu Takizakura, perhaps the most famous tree in Japan, being 1000 years old. wide (1.5 cm). Synonyms Prunus 'Autumnalis Alba' Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis White' Family Rosaceae Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Deciduous weeping tree with pink spring flowers, Leaves with large wart-like glands on petiole and blade margin. [4][5], The leaves of P. subhirtella have some garden value for their autumn colour.