Rosaceae (Rose family) Prunus

Prunus × subhirtella ‘Pendula’ weeping higan cherry

Japan
Weeping higan cherry, Alvarado Road. Sairus Patel, 14 Apr 2023

This graceful tree has branches sometimes sweeping the ground and pink flowers in early spring. It is considered by many a worthy tree even if it never bloomed. Campus’s only remaining specimen is at 716 Alvarado Road. Two used to grow in planters between Hoover Tower and the adjacent exhibition pavilion.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Alvarado location added; edits (Jan 2024, SP).