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Prunus pendula (Weeping Cherry)

Weeping Cherry, Weeping Spring Cherry (Prunus pendula)


Prunus pendula is an ornamental weeping cherry tree that has been cultivated in Japan for many centuries. Their slender and flexible branches lead them to gracefully weep, sometimes almost kissing the ground. Once developed, the branches become firm and stiff. In spring, they are clothed in white or pink, single or double flowers, often before the leaves emerge. Small but showy, the blossoms are held in clusters of 2-5 flowers. Weeping cherry trees make a terrific focal point in the landscape, with their black and heavy limbs holding up an umbrella-shaped crown of flowers.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
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