Prunus subhirtella--Higan Cherry

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Prunus subhirtella--Higan Cherry

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Higan cherry grows 20 to 30 feet tall and spreads 15 to 25 feet. It has a fairly rapid growth rate and prefers an open, sunny location sheltered from wind. The tree grows in any garden soil and transplants easily when young. The pink flowers appear in the spring before the leaves.

Higan cherry cultivars are: autumnalis--flowering may occur in the fall if the weather is warm otherwise it will bloom in the spring, flowers semi-double, pink; pendula-- weeping habit, single, pale pink flowers; 'Yae-shidare- higan'--weeping branches, flowers double, pink, and longer lasting than pendula.

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Prunus subhirtella pendula - 84K Prunus subhirtella var. pendula - 61K
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