Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
- 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
- Zones 5-8
- Can't ship to: AZ, CA, CO, OR, WA, AK, HI
Zones 5 - 8
The Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
20' - 30' High
The Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry grows to be 20' - 30' feet in height.
15' - 30' Spread
The Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry has a spread of about 15' - 30' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This cherry does well in full sun, partial shade.
Acidic, moist, well-drained, loam, clay.
This cherry has rounded shape.
In summer produces small, black, bitter berrylike fruits liked by birds.
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.
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 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, ¾" 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 black berries 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. Zones 5-8
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.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.