Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast. Rounded shape with multiple trunks
Mature Height - 20-35'
Mature Width - 20-35'
Longevity - 30-50 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Semi-double, 10-petal, .75" diameter; during a warm fall buds will open sporadically and then fully flower the following spring—late March to early April. Flowers are deep pink in bud, open to light pink and finally almost white; very showy
Fruit - Oval-rounded, red maturing to black, 0.33" diameter, attracts birds
Leaf - Alternate, simple, ovate to oblong-ovate, sharply serrated, 1.5-4" long, dark green
Fall Color - Yellow to bronze foliage; sporadic flowering during fall warmth
Bark - Forked trunk, erect twiggy branches with slender whip-like twigs; showy horizontal lenticels
Other Features - Once established, long-lived
Possible Use - As patio plant, specimen, in small yards, as bonsai, in buffer strip
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, well-drained acidic soil in full sun to part shade, but is soil adaptable. Easily transplanted from bare root, BNB, or container. Can be rooted from firm wood cuttings in June and July. Zones 4-8, hardy in zone 5
Native Habitat - Japan; introduced 1894
Diseases and Insects - Numerous insect and disease problems
Strength - Cold, heat and stress tolerant
Weakness -

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