Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (Weeping Higan Cherry)
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Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula,' also called weeping Higan cherry or simply weeping cherry, is a flowering cherry tree originally from Japan with a weeping growth form, with low-hanging, draped branches that can spread up to 40' wide from a mature tree of the same height. Quintessential pink and white cherry blossoms begin blooming in early spring and, when added to the weeping form, present a breathtaking display of dense blooms that sway in the wind and are beneficial to a variety of pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds.
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula,' can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers organically rich loam that is kept moist, but well drained. In addition, weeping cherry can tolerate part shade, but prefers full sun.
Weeping cherry produces small, black-fleshed cherries, which aren't the best for human consumption, but attract birds and small mammals.