Prunus hirtipes. Photo by Kim Navarre.

Prunus hirtipes

About Prunus hirtipes

The introduction of this early-blooming cherry to the Western Hemisphere is attributed to plant explorer E.H. Wilson, who made numerous sojourns to the hills of western China in the early 1900s. Following on the heels of the snowdrops, this elegant cherry (formerly known as Prunus conradinae) produces slightly fragrant single flowers, white with a pale pink cast, in early April or occasionally late March.

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