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Weeping Extraordinaire™ Flowering Cherry

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Weeping Extraordinaire™ Flowering Cherry (Prunus pendula ‘JFS-KW58’)A visually stunning, weeping variety covered with large light pink double blooms in early spring before the leaves, which emerge copper colored; lovely burgundy fall color; full sun and well-drained soil; vigorous, hardy, with good disease resistance

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
20 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Prunus
Cultivar:
Extrazam
Flower Color:
shell pink
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
burgundy
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
weeping
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Weeping Cherry
Branching:
decurrent
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Weeping Extraordinaire™ Flowering Cherry is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves turn burgundy in fall. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Extraordinaire™ Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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.

Planting & Growing

Weeping Extraordinaire™ Flowering Cherry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 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, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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