‘Beni-shidare’ (also known as ‘Pendula Rosea’). A dark pink-flowered selection of the ito-zakura (Japanese thread cherry) (Prunus subhirtella var. pendula), this cultivar is very common in residential plantings. It has a strongly weeping habit and long, slender branches that often reach the ground. Trees grow slowly to 8 m (25 ft) in height. ‘Beni-shidare’ flowers in March with delicate pointed buds opening to 5-petaled bell-shaped blossoms about 2cm across.