A weeping cherry tree can grow 20 to 25 feet high for a standard variety with sizes dropping by half to two-thirds that size for dwarf varieties. Weeping cherry trees are small, imported trees with aromatic, showy flowers.
The weeping cherry tree was brought over from China and Japan as an ornamental standard-sized tree. Dwarf varieties were later developed in the latter part of the 20th century. They are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones of 5 to 8. They need plenty of air circulation and require pruning to maintain health and shape. The weeping cherry is the iconic tree found in Washington, D.C.