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Higan Cherry
Prunus subhirtella

Also called the Spring Cherry, this small tree is native to Japan and is cultivated in the United States for its spring flowers and beautiful fall leaf colors. The trees can grow up to 12 m in height and produce intermittent pinkish-white flowers from autumn through spring. Its floral display has a distinctive drooping appearance due to the thin, hanging shoots.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing up to 12 m tall.
Bloom Time:Early spring.
Presence in US:DC OH
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