WEEPING HIGAN CHERRY TREE SEEDS , Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’, grows 20 to 30 feet tall and spreads 15 to 25 feet in a graceful weeping habit. Leaves stay glossy green throughout the summer and into the fall when they turn a vivid yellow before leaving the tree bare in winter. The drooping bare branches even lend a soothing grace to the landscape in winter.
WEEPING HIGAN CHERRY TREE SEEDS
WEEPING HIGAN CHERRY TREE SEEDS , Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula', grows 20 to 30 feet tall and spreads 15 to 25 feet in a graceful weeping habit. Leaves stay glossy green throughout the summer and into the fall when they turn a vivid yellow before leaving the tree bare in winter. The drooping bare branches even lend a soothing grace to the landscape in winter. There is nothing quite like the Weeping Higan Cherry in full bloom in the spring. The light pink (almost white), one-inch-diameter flowers cover the branches before the leaves emerge, giving the appearance that fresh snow has fallen on the tree.
Weeping Higan Cherry makes a striking specimen in a large yard, park or commercial landscape. Locate it to bring attention to an area, since its form is attractive all year long. Be prepared to provide more maintenance dollars to care for this beautiful tree than others. One of the premier weeping trees for American gardens, Weeping Cherry has a place in any large-scale landscape as a specimen to accent a lawn area. It is best to maintain the tree with mulch out to the edge of the canopy and with branches almost touching the ground. Even a light breeze will sway the thin, drooping branches. Very attractive close to water and often used this way.
- Pour enough warm water into a bowl or bucket to cover the weeping cherry seeds. Drop the seeds into the water and allow them to soak overnight.
- Moisten enough peat moss to completely envelope the cherry seeds. Wring the excess water from the peat moss until it holds the moisture content of a damp sponge.
- Push the weeping cherry seeds into the peat moss and place the bundle in a plastic bag or box. Seal the bag or box and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the seeds to remain in the refrigerator for three months.
- Fill planting pots with sterile seed germination mix, moisten it and allow the excess water to drain completely before planting the weeping cherry seeds.
- Remove the seed container from the refrigerator and pluck the seeds from the peat moss. Lay one seed on the surface of the soil of each pot. Sprinkle a one-eighth-inch layer of sand over the seed and moisten it by spraying it with water from a misting bottle.
- Place a heat mat in an area that receives bright indirect sunlight or 12 inches below grow lights. Set the heat mat’s thermostat to 71 degrees Fahrenheit and set the pots on the mat.
- Allow the lights, if using them, to run for 14 hours a day until germination. The weeping cherry tree seeds will germinate within four months to one year.