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Weeping Higan Cherry

Weeping Cherry Higan Tree
The weeping higan cherry tree has slightly transparent white-to-pink flowers that bloom in late winter to early spring. It then turns green for the summer and yellow in the fall. They can be found on the west side of Sheep Meadow and on Cedar Hill. The most impressive collection of trees is at the southwest corner of the Great Lawn.

Common Name: Weeping Higan Cherry

Scientific Name: Prunus subhirtella

Origin: Japan

Family: Rosaceae

Size: 20'-30' tall, 15'-25' wide

Form: Mushroom-shaped

Culture: Prefers full sun


Singular, simple, serated


Small, singular, bloom in late winter to early spring


Black, pea-sized


Brown, rough