Prunus subhirtella Miq. - Winter-flowering Cherry
By Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last Modified 02/14/2012
Common NamesWinter-flowering Cherry
This Asian cherry is often planted as an ornamental tree and there are suggestions that it occasionally becomes adventive in our area. However, the handful of reports are often ambiguous regarding their cultivated status and this species is also often encountered in a sterile state- making positive identification difficult. It may eventually be confirmed in our area, but no definitive specimens have yet been seen.