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Higan Cherry
Cultivar 'Pendula', or
"Weeping Higan Cherry"
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Species: P. subhirtella
Binomial name
Prunus subhirtella

Prunus subhirtella, sometimes also called Spring Cherry, Higan cherry, or Rosebud cherry[1] is a small tree originating in Japan, but unknown in the wild.

Fruit and flowers

P. subhirtella bears white to pink flowers which may emerge intermittently from autumn through to spring, and small black fruit.[2]

Ornamental use

The leaves of P. subhirtella have some garden value for their autumn colour.[2]

Several garden forms are known. The variety 'Autumnalis' is widely grown for its propensity to flower during mild winter weather.[2]


  1. ^ Bailey, L.H.; Bailey, E.Z.; the staff of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third: A concise dictionary of plants cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan, New York.
  2. ^ a b c European Garden Flora; vol. IV; 1995
    and Hilliers Manual of Trees and Shrubs


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Prunus subhirtella


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales
Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Prunoideae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: P. subg. Cerasus
Sectio: P. sect. Cerasus
Species: Prunus subhirtella
Varieties: P. s. var. ascendens - P. s. var. koshiensis


Prunus subhirtella Miq.

Vernacular names

日本語: コヒガン
Українська: Слива кудлата


  • Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 2:91. 1865
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
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