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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
In a Nutshell:
* Prunus subhirtella, sometimes also called Spring Cherry, Higan cherry, or Rosebud cherry is a small tree originating in Japan, but unknown in the wild. It is probably of hybrid origin between Prunus incisa and Prunus spachiana.
* P. subhirtella bears white to pink flowers which may emerge intermittently from autumn through to spring, and small black fruit. more...
* Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Better tolerance for summer heat and winter cold than most of the flowering cherries.
* Higan cherry is a medium sized deciduous tree growing to 40-50’ tall. It is a naturally occurring hybrid, which the Royal Horticultural Society lists as Prunus x subhirtella, from Japan that generally features non-fragrant pale pink to white flowers in spring, pea-sized blackish fruits in late summer and ovate to lanceolate green leaves (to 3” long). more...