• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 15 to 20 feet tall and as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree
    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
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.
    Flowering cherries are the plant that signals the arrival of spring in the traditional Japanese tea garden. Their flowering is a much celebrated event.