|Beni Hoshi, or Pink Star, is umbrella shaped with arching, spreading branches, fast growing. Up to 25 feet high and wide. Flowers vivid pink with long petals with a slight twist, that hang below the branches.
Rounded to horizontal, deciduous tree with beautiful, coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and tapered to 4 inches long, turning yellow in the fall. White flowers are bowl-shaped to 3/4 inch across, solitary or in groups of 2 to 4, borne as leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by ovoid cherry-like fruit, 1/2 inch long. Favorite cultivars include Kwanzan which has double, pink, rose-like blossoms, Amanogawa, a mid-season bloomer with semi-double, light pink flowers, Tai Haku, a white flowerer with the largest blooms of any fowering cherry.