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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Weeping Cherry
(Prunus subhirtella ‘pendula’)

Donated by Kaskaskia College President, Board of Trustees, and Faculty and Staff
Tree Map Location: # 222
In Memory of Jane Pfeiffer

Weeping Cherry tree Weeping Cherry flowers

Leaf: Alternate, simple, 2 to 4” long, serrate margin, oblong or ovate shape, turns yellow in fall.  
Flower: pale pink flowers in spring before foliage, very showy  
Fruit: nice persistent black, oval shape, about ½ inch.  
Twig: current year’s twig is thin and brown  
Bark: thin, brown and smooth  
Form: straight up trunk with weeping branches from the top of the trunk. Nurseries often graft Weeping Cherry onto a fast growing rootstock. The rootstock cherry is trained to one straight trunk and small Weeping Cherry branches are grafted to the trunk, four to six feet from the ground. It has a fairly rapid growth rate and prefers an open, sunny location sheltered from wind. The tree grows in almost any soil and transplants easily when young. It grows best without competition from turf grass. Clay soil is suitable as adequate moisture helps keep stress to a minimum. Irrigation is a must in sandy soil.  
Source: US Department of Agriculture – Forrest Service  
Website: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st519

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