PRUNUS SUBHIRTELLA ‘PENDULA’ – CHERRY/PLUM, SPP. ‘PENDULA’
Higan cherry has a fairly rapid growth rate and prefers an open, sunny location sheltered from wind. The tree grows in any garden soil and transplants easily when young. Provide plenty of open soil space for growing this tree. Trees can develop poorly in restricted soil areas. The pink flowers appear in the spring before the leaves. A regular fertilization program with slow release nitrogen is recommended to keep plants vigorous. Too much nitrogen in the soluble form could stimulate sprouting. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. Foliage from most members of this genus is considered poisonous when ingested.
Provide good drainage in an acidic soil for best growth. Crowns become one-sided unless they receive light from all around the plant, so locate in full sun. Select a different plant if soil is poorly drained, but otherwise cherry adapts to clay or loam. Roots should be kept moist and should not be subjected to prolonged drought. Trees live longer than many other cherries.
Weeping Cherry prefers an open, sunny location sheltered from wind. The tree transplants easily when young and grows best without competition from turf grass. Clay soil is suitable so long as it drains well. Provide irrigation in sandy soil in dry summer weather. One of the premier weeping trees for American gardens, Weeping Cherry has a place in any large-scale landscape as a specimen to accent a lawn area. It is best to maintain the tree with mulch out to the edge of the canopy and with branches almost touching the ground. Plants perform best on north facing slopes in the Rocky Mountain region.