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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Weeping Flowering Cherry (Prunus subhertilla pendula)

The weeping Cherry is one of the first spring flowers to arrive. Pink or
White blooms appear in Mid – Late April and will persist for about 3 weeks.
These flowers are sterile and produce no fruit. The species is small to
medium in height and spread. Very old specimens can reach 30 -35 feet in
height and spread. This cherry makes a very attractive accent plant in the
landscape. There are few insect and disease problems. Some graft failures do
occur on some trees. The weeping form is typically grafted onto a 4-6 foot
standard cherry rootstock. Some sprouts on the trunk may appear and these
should be pruned off. These sprouts will grow quickly and completely
overtake the weeping form altogether. Grafts may also fail and the scion
portion of the tree will die. Do not plant in wet sites or poor drainage
areas. Cherries typically prefer well drained fertile soils.