Prunus subhirtella var. autumnalis
Common name: 
Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus sub-hir-TEL-la ow-tum-NAH-lis
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, 20-25 ft (6-8 m), round flattened crown, forked trunk, erect twiggy branches; slender whip-like twigs.  Leaves alternate, simple, ovate to oblong-ovate, 2.5-10 cm long, about half as wide, sharply and often doubly serrate, acuminate, lustrous dark green above.  Flowers are semi-double, 10 petals; deep pink in bud, open to a light pink and almost white, about 2 cm wide.   May flower sporadically in the fall and then fully in the spring.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Native to Japan.
  • subhirtella: somewhat hairy; autumnalis: of autumn, time of flowering
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  • plant habit, flowering, winter

    plant habit, flowering, winter

  • flowering branches, winter

    flowering branches, winter

  • opening flowers

    opening flowers

  • flower buds and flowers

    flower buds and flowers

  • leafy shoot

    leafy shoot

  • leaves

    leaves

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall