Cherry, Autumn Flowering Higan - - Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
This spectacular fast growing flowering cherry tree variety has many unique qualities that make it a perfect addition to 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 flower in the spring. The showy, ¾" semi-double, 10 petal flowers go through a multitude of color changes from 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 the potential for two blooming seasons, this cherry tree has reliable fall foliage that turns 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'–30' high with a 15'–30' spread. (zones 5-8)