|Cultivar 'Pendula', "Weeping Higan Cherry"|
Prunus subhirtella (Prunus × subhirtella) or Prunus pendula sometimes also called winter-flowering cherry, spring cherry, Higan cherry, or rosebud cherry is a small deciduous flowering tree originating in Japan, but unknown in the wild. It is probably of hybrid origin between Prunus incisa and Prunus spachiana.
Fruit and flowers
Prunus subhirtella bears white to pink flowers which may emerge intermittently from autumn through to spring, and small black fruit.
The flowers can be used as indoor decorations.
A Higan cherry tree in full flower during late December in Boston's Public Garden.
Miharu Takizakura, perhaps the most famous tree in Japan
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- Botany Photo of the Day, 7 February 2011, the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
- Nicholson, B.E.; Wallis, Michael (1963). The Oxford Book of Garden Flowers (Revised ed.). London: Oxford University Press (published 1973). p. viii. ISBN 1131802403.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'". Retrieved 19 July 2013.
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