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Higurashi Flowering Cherry*

Prunus 'Higurashi'

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Higurashi Flowering Cherry (Prunus 'Higurashi') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Higurashi Flowering Cherry flowers

Higurashi Flowering Cherry flowers

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Higurashi Flowering Cherry (Prunus 'Higurashi') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Higurashi Flowering Cherry in bloom

Higurashi Flowering Cherry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5


A compact and upright flowering tree, especially when young; blanketed in a froth of luscious double pink flowers in early spring before the leaves, attractive bark in winter; an exceptional choice for the smaller landscape

Ornamental Features

Higurashi Flowering Cherry is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Higurashi Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Higurashi Flowering Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Higurashi Flowering Cherry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features