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Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry

Prunus 'Extrazam'

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Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry (Prunus 'Extrazam') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry flowers

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A visually stunning, weeping variety covered with large light pink double blooms in early spring before the leaves, which emerge copper colored; lovely burgundy fall color; full sun and well-drained soil; vigorous, hardy, with good disease resistance

Ornamental Features

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves turn burgundy in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry is a deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Weeping Extraordinaire Weeping Cherry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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