weeping fig/cherry

Hi, Can anyone tell me about their experiences with either a weeping fig/cherry? I'm considering putting one in my front yard and I know nothing about them. I love the way they look. I live in NY near Lake Erie(Buffalo area) not sure what zone though. Any info is greatly appreciated. CG in NY
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Here are my notes on Prunus subhirtella, var. pendula. These trees are rarely seen as species, and are usually grafted onto 6' tall understocks (blech):
Graceful weeping habit gives distinction to any landscape. This beautiful tree always elicits oohs and aahs.. Branches weep to ground. Often grafted on 6' understock, but best form if grown on own roots (altho these are hard to find.). 20-40' high x 15 -30'+spread, eventually becoming quite broad and graceful with age. Dirr likens this beautiful weeper to "a poor man's weeping birch" and " they offer the garden a sublime quality unavailable with other ornamental trees. Fast growth means you get a graceful specimen in 5 - 10 years or so.
Flowers: white or pink, 1/2 - 3/4"diam. before leaves in April, lasting 10 days to 2 wks. Buds begin a deep pink and then open to soft pink flowers that gradually fade to nearly white. The blooms of the double pink form, 'Plena Rosea' lasts longer usually about 3 weeks and remain a deeper pink. Absolutely romantic and stunning in full bloom.
When you can find them growing on their own roots, they are superb trees.
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David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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