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Cheal's Weeping Cherry

Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

Clear, bright pink double flowers clothe the bare pendulous branches and hold until the leaves emerge. Bronze new leaves mature to green in summer. A terrific lawn specimen. Trunk has shiny, peeling coppery bark. Deciduous.
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Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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LoreThe name of this plant, 'kiku-shidare-zakura' translates from the Japanese as "weeping-chrysanthemum-cherry."
Average Size at MaturityArching, pendulous branches form a small tree 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasThis is the quintessential cherry for the Japanese garden, but it's equally as well suited to the western traditional landscape. Plant where it's full form can be appreciated without distractions. Beautiful in a lawn or amidst a sea of muted groundcover where it becomes focal in early spring, or as soft summer breezes cause its tresses to gently sway. A favorite for overhanging water gardens and ponds. Use close to outdoor living spaces and in foundation planting where beautiful red bark may be appreciated up close in all seasons.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis lovely tree belongs in Japanese style compositions with Variegated Japanese Water Iris, (Iris ensata 'Variegata'), Nuccio's Wild Cherry Azalea, (Azalea satsuki 'Nuccio's Wild Cherry'), Dwarf Whitestripe Bamboo, (Pleioblastus variegatus), Japanese Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum') and Golden Variegated Sweet Flag, (Acorus gramineus 'Ogon').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Prune for shape and structure after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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