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PRUNUS 'Snow Goose'

Image of Prunus 'Snow Goose'

Sharptop Trees

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

PRUNUS 'Snow Goose'

Plant Common Name

Flowering Cherry, Snow Goose Flowering Cherry

General Description

In early to mid-spring, the upright branches of ornamental cherry ‘Snow Goose’ are flocked with single, five-petaled white blossoms. These feature delicate, light pink stamens which gradually darken to deeper rose over time. Bright green leaves emerge as the flowering subsides, which in autumn turn to shades of yellow and gold with flashes of red. Small, inedible, blue-black fruits may occasionally develop following bloom. This deciduous small tree possesses an upright form which becomes more rounded with maturity.

Plant this disease and insect-resistant cherry in full to partial sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, it displays best growth and overall beauty with regular moisture. Use it as an ornamental flowering accent tree in the yard or along a street. Its snowy flowers will stand out if the tree is planted in front of a dark colored building or backdrop of evergreens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Width

    12'-20' / 3.7m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Dark Blue, Black

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No