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Fukubana Higan Cherry*

Prunus subhirtella 'Fukubana'

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Fukubana Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Fukubana') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Fukubana Higan Cherry flowers

Fukubana Higan Cherry flowers

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

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Spring Cherry, Rosebud Cherry


A delightful ornamental flowering cherry for the smaller landscape, this beauty is literally blanketed with small frilly pink flowers in early spring which make the tree look like cotton candy from a distance, an ideal garden size

Ornamental Features

Fukubana Higan Cherry is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant pink frilly flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Fukubana Higan Cherry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub 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 shrub, 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.

Fukubana Higan Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fukubana Higan Cherry will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 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 approximately 30 years.

This shrub 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, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


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

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Flowers  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features