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Higan Cherry Prunus x subhirtella

Description

One of the longest-lived cherries, it prefers full sun, moist, well-drained soil.  It is an upright tree that spreads as it matures.  It tolerates summer heat, winter cold and clay soil better than other cherries.  Plant it as a speciem tree, in small groups,  in a lawn, park, or along a street, This tree is frequently damaged by deer.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#specimen#flowering tree#street tree#lawns#cpp#small groups#black fruits#parks
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#specimen#flowering tree#street tree#lawns#cpp#small groups#black fruits#parks
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    subhirtella
    Family:
    Roseaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Oval black drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    0.5" white to pinkish 5 petaled flowers in early spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1" to 4" alternate simple, ovate to oblong, doubly serrate margins, cuneate base, acuminate apex with glands at the base of the petiole. Yellowish fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Shiny reddish-brown with prominent lenticels.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat