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Weeping Cherry Prunus cerasus

Previously known as:

  • Prunus pendula
Phonetic Spelling
PROO-nus KER-uh-sus
Description

Weeping Cherry

See this plant in the following landscape:
Susanna Wesley Garden, Lake Junaluska
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    cerasus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a larval host plant to Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). You may see three flights from February-November in the deep south and two flights from May-September in the north.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Weeping
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses