Friday, April 24, 2009

Autumn Cherry

Autumn Cherry
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
(PROO-nus) (sub-HIR-tel-uh)

This tree was blooming at work and for once the sun was out and there was some blue sky. The Cherry has turned into quite a handsome specimen. The people planted a tree for each of their children and the Cherry was for the first born. He has to be about fifteen now. We were all standing there looking at the tree saying that we hadn’t seen it have a more beautiful year.

Autumn Cherry can grow to 35 feet tall and have an equal spread. It is hardy to Zone 4, which makes it the most cold hardy of the Cherry Trees. It is also considered to be the most stress tolerant and heat resistant Cherry. It does flower sporadically during the fall, which is where it gets its name.

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alexander said...

Very pretty. Nice close up shot of the flowers!

Have a nice weekend.

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SandyCarlson said...

Love that skywatch. That's a gorgeous tree. That's a neat way to mark a family's lives.

Darla said...

Beautiful the flower and the blue, blue sky!

Anonymous said...

Nice pretty flowers - Not much sky, but I can see that it's blue!

Babooshka said...

Absolutely gorgeous