The Weeping Cherry Tree, scientifically known as Prunus pendula, is indeed a spectacle to behold. The genus name ‘Prunus’ is a nod towards ‘plum or cherry’, while ‘pendula’ means ‘hanging’, clearly hinting at its elegant.
Caring for a pink weeping cherry tree, officially known as Prunus pendula, starts from the early spring when the tree displays an abundant burst of pink flowers or white blossoms, contrasting beautifully against its green leaves.
A crucial part of the care for weeping cherry trees is proper pruning, which ensures the health and aesthetics of these beautiful trees. Just after the tree’s blossoms have graced your landscape in early spring is the best time to prune.
Overwintering these beauties, especially in harsher hardiness zones as designated by the USDA, requires a bit of finesse. As early spring approaches, this zone corresponding tree’s blossoms start to bloom, signaling the end of winter dormancy.
Step 1: Choosing Your Seed
To begin the propagation process, you’ll first need to choose a healthy weeping cherry tree seed, specifically the Prunus pendula or higan cherry from the genus Prunus, which is notable for its stunning pink flowers.