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Prunus 'Snow Fountains' (Weeping Cherry)

Weeping Higan Cherry Snow Fountains, Snow Fountains Cherry, Prunus 'Snofozam', Prunus 'White Fountain'


Regarded as one of the finest weeping cherries, Prunus 'Snow Fountains' is a small deciduous tree of strongly weeping habit with long, gracefully cascading branches kissing the ground. Blooming for about 3 weeks in mid spring, a profusion of fragrant, snow white, single flowers emerge from pink buds and smother the bare branches. They give the appearance of a snow fountain and create a charming see-through effect. They are followed by small pea-sized black fruits which are inedible. As the flowers wane, the ovate, dark green leaves emerge and create a fresh summer canopy before warming up to brilliant shades of golden-yellow and orange in fall. Slow-growing, this is a spectacular and elegant ornamental cherry tree for the landscape.

  • Grows vigorously up to 8-15 ft. tall (240-450 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, relatively fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice as single specimen plants, beds and borders
  • Prune after flowering if necessary but generally requires little pruning.
  • Watch for caterpillars, leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Fall
Height 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Fall
Height 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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