Prunus

Ornamental Cherry Tree (Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis')

Other Names
Japanese Cherry, Higan Cherry, Rosebud Cherry, Winter Cherry,
Oriental Cherry.
Origins
Native to Japan & S.E. Asia.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 8.
Bloom
November, till March.
Fruit
May follow after flowering.
Not edible to humans, - but it may attract variety of birds.
Height
20 - 30ft (6 - 10 m).
Cultivation - Tolerant plant; sun or semi-shade, rich well drained soils, it will also grow in clay soils.
Propagation - By cuttings (take green ones in early Summer, and semi-ripe in late Summer), by grafting in Spring.
Other - Most attractive,
abundant pink and white, fragrant blooms!
Try inter planting with ground covering blooms, such as bluebells, snowdrops, and evergreen creepers, for spectacular Winter garden extravaganzas!
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References - Find more about: Hardiness Zones
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