Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 15 to 20 feet tall and as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 7, 14 - 20
Growth habit:Weeping
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 15 to 20 feet tall and as wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Design IdeasPlant as a high profile focal point at short or long range. Use pairs to call attention to entries and gateways. Essential material for Japanese style gardens but is also at home in a semiformal cottage or country garden setting. Particularly striking when set against dark evergreen background.
Companion PlantsFor a cottage garden look, combine this gorgeous cherry with Raspberry Sunday Peony, (Peonia x 'Raspberry Sunday') and Flower Carpet Scarlet Groundcover Rose, (Rosa x 'NOA83100B'). In an Asian garden celebrate cherry blossom time with Coral Bells Azalea, (Azalea x 'Coral Bells') and Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Burgundy Lace').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The weeping cherry was not introduced to Europe until 1894. It was first introduced in Japan by Yoshio Tanaka who sent samples to the Russian Maximiowicz at the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden. From there it reached Miquel of Holland, and then onward to England. There is a good chance that these trees existed in California early on, brought by immigrants across the Pacific to ports such as San Francisco.
Lore:
Flowering cherries are the plant that signals the arrival of spring in the traditional Japanese tea garden. Their flowering is a much celebrated event.