Information on a Weeping Cherry

Overview

The Weeping Cherry is a tree native to Japan. It is a beautiful gentle flowering airy tree with pink wisps of flowers. It has all season interest, with flowers in spring, bright leaves in fall and winter curving branches.

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Description

The weeping cherry is a deciduous tree, approximately 20 to 40 feet tall and the same in width. It grows quickly and has drooping ("weeping") branches. It has single pink flowers, orange fall foliage, and red oval fruits. Leaves are green and shiny.

Growth

The weeping cherry should be grown in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is cold tolerant. Prune after the flowers occur in the spring for best show.

Hardiness

The weeping cherry tree is hardy in USDA hardiness Zone 5. Zone 4 warm spots may also grow weeping cherry.

Liabilities

The weeping cherry can have insect problems and diseases. It is also a short-lived tree and will not live long in the landscape. It is good for temporary bursts of character and interest rather than a long living structure.

Propagation

Propagate a weeping cherry tree by grafting.

References

  • University of Connecticut
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About this Author

T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.