Ito-zakura (Prunus subhirtella var. pendula). The common weeping form of the wild spring cherry is also known as shidare-zakura (literally, weeping cherry). Flowers are very pale pink about 2 cm across, opening flat, borne in March or early April on thin, cascading branches. Trees can grow slowly to 8 m (25’) in height. Ito-zakura is only represented in older plantings, and in leaf and crown habit, this cultivar is indistinguishable from the more commonly planted, darker pink flowered cultivar, ‘Beni-shidare’.