Cheal's Weeping Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Lore||The name of this plant, 'kiku-shidare-zakura' translates from the Japanese as "weeping-chrysanthemum-cherry."|
|Average Size at Maturity||Arching, pendulous branches form a small tree 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This 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, (Plieoblastus 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