During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry
Beautiful autumn buds or flowers during a warm fall and full flowers that spring
All-season tree: reliable fall foliage and attractive bark
Among the longest living, most cold, heat, and stress tolerant of the ornamental cherry trees
Fast growth rate
Large semi-double 10-petal flowers
This spectacular, fast-growing, flowering cherry tree variety has many unique qualities that would make it a perfect addition for your yard. The Autumn Flowering Cherry Tree also known as the Autumn Blooming Higan Cherry is famous for the ability to produce lovely pink buds and white flowers off and on during a warm autumn season and then fully flowering in the spring. The showy, ĺ" semi-double, 10-petal flowers go through a multitude of color changes bud to full bloom to fading. Deep pink in bud, turning to light pink when open and fading to almost white when fully open. This quality alone would make it a landscape standout by adding color to your yard in the fall season.
In addition to potentially two blooming seasons, this cherry tree has reliable fall foliage turning bronze, yellow, gold or deep-red tinged, pea-sized blackberries for wildlife, and an attractive bark for winter interest. The delicate upright branching is broad and spreading, often as wide as the tree is tall. It is more cold-hardy, heat and stress tolerant, and long-lived than other ornamental cherry trees. All this makes it a good choice for landscaping needs. Acidic, moist, well-drained, loam, clay. Full Sun to Partial Shade. 20' to 30' high with a 15' to 30' spread.
Currently shipping Trees that are approx. 12-20 inches at height. Ships bare root dormant in early Spring months.
Special Note: The Autumn Flowering Cherry Tree is one of several cherry trees in the Tidal Basin of Washington DC. This area is the focus of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.