prunus subhirtella pendula

Weeping Higan Cherry

Few things compare to the peaceful appearance and magestic movement of the Weeping Higan Cherry.


  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Season: April
  • Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maintenance: Medium
  • Spread (Min): 15
  • Spread (Max): 25
  • Height (Min): 15
  • Height (Max): 25


There is nothing quite like the Weeping Higan Cherry in full bloom in the spring. Its canopy of light pink almost white flowers can be seen swaying in the breeze from a distance, making the landscape come alive in a dance.

  • Beautiful showy white or pink flowers
  • Early spring bloom
  • Pronounced weeping form
  • MUmbels of 2 – 5 blooms
  • Easy care

Planting Location: Open, sunny location, sheltered from strong or persistent winds

Uses on Property: Specimen, woodland garden, urban garden

Appearance: To preserve weeping form, prune any growth at or below the graft. Look especially for non-weeping suckers; they should be promptly removed.

The Weeping Higan Cherry’s slender and flexible branches allow the tree to form an impressionable weep, sometimes almost touching the ground. In the spring, these branches are clothed with white or pink flowers in clusters of 2-5.

  • Plant Hardiness Zones: 5 – 8
  • Mature Width: 15 – 25
  • Mature Height: 15 – 25
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, well-drained, fertile
  • Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate

The Weeping Higan Cherry tree is native to Japan.