Weeping Cherry

Prunus subhirtella

A native to Japan, the weeping cherry is very popular in this area. It is small ornamental tree with gracefully falling twig-like branches. In late March or early April, clusters of light pink flowers cascade from the tree. This cherry is reproduced by grafting. The first weeping cherry trees were gifts from Japan to the United States in the 1800s. These were planted after World War II. They are fast-growing and short-lived.